Friday, June 6, 2014

28 dengue cases alarm Catanduanes Health Office

CATANDUANES—The Provincial Health Office of Catanduanes sounded alarm as 28 cases of dengue were recorded at the Provincial Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (PESU) in Baras town from April 13 to May 17.
Dengue mosquito
Dengue mosquito
Photo from Asian Journal
This was confirmed by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Hazel A. Palmes today.

Palmes revealed that the PESU is currently waiting for the confirmatory test from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila relative to the dengue cases.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) is now conducting campaigns to eradicate the dreaded disease as the nation celebrates Dengue Awarness Month this June.

DOH said that from January 1 to May 3, around 19,000 cases of dengue have been recorded by the National Epidemiology Center.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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