Friday, August 13, 2010

Camiguin steps up drive against dengue; Mambajao tops list of dengue cases, Mahinog, Catarman second

THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded a total of 100 dengue cases all over the province covering January to June this year, a far cry from the 22 cases recorded in the same period last year, or a total of 91 cases reported by the end of 2009.

Mambajao tops the list with 58 cases followed by Mahinog and Catarman with 17 cases, 7 from Sagay and 1 from Guinsiliban, latest report shows.

The report showed that 58% of the cases monitored for the first half of 2010 were reflected on the month of January.

Although there is increase of dengue cases in Camiguin, the figure is still lower when compared in other parts of the region.

With these reported cases, health officials in the province have strengthened its dengue awareness drive giving emphasis on the prevention aspect.

The target group includes Barangay Captains, the Sangguniang Bayan Chairman on health, School Principals and Head Teachers, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman, Civilian Volunteer Organization (CVO) members and spouses of the Barangay Health Workers (BHW’s).

The first set of orientation was conducted in Mambajao starting August 11 and will continue until all 58 barangays in the province will be covered.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Government of Mahinog vigorously implements "Lex's Clean Mahinog Program" to promote a clean and healthy environment to avoid the spread of the disease.

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