Dengue cases in Pangasinan up by 30%

June 6, 2016 at 11:43 am Leave a comment


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
LINGAYEN- Provincial Health Officer Ana De Guzman said dengue cases in Pangasinan increased by 30% for the months of January to May compared to last year’s same period.
De Guzman noted that this year, there were 697 recorded cases of dengue from January to May while last year on same months, the recorded cases were 535.
She said the months of January and February have high cases of dengue victims and three victims died.
” We have to prepare for the prevalence of other cases these rainy season as the breeding grounds of Aedis egypti ( dengue carrier mosquitoes) abound. Clean our house surroundings especially the gutters, containers with waters, drainage canals where mosquitoes breed,” she said.
She said the provincial government is ready to assist municipalities in their dengue-eradication program.

De Guzman further said the towns with high record of dengue cases include Asingan, Bayambang, San Manuel, Pozorrubio, Lingayen, Calasiao,San Carlos City and Malasiqui.
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