While the overall dengue fever cases for 2022 are down about six percent, an increase in cases have been reported since late March.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), 25,268 dengue cases have been reported year to date, down from 27,010 cases during the same period last year.
However, officials say from March 20 to April 30, the country reported 11,435 dengue cases which is 94% higher than the cases reported during the same specific time period in 2021 (5,901).
To avoid the continuous increase in dengue cases, the DOH reminds the public of the need to practice the following 4S behaviors, which stands for Search and destroy breeding places, Secure self-protection, Seek early consultation, and Support fogging/spraying in hotspot areas – especially as the country is experiencing the rainy season.
“As the rainy season approaches, many diseases spread – and one of those is Dengue. We are taking proactive actions in preventing outbreaks and raising awareness to curb the increase in the number of cases. Rest assured that the DOH is closely monitoring every disease trend, and is well-prepared to respond to any healthcare aid any Juan or Juana may need,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, Undersecretary of Health and Official DOH Spokesperson.
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