RISE IN DENGUE CASES RECORDED IN BAGUIO CITY

BAGUIO CITY  — The number of dengue cases in Baguio City increased to 664.7 percent in October with the total pegged at 260 cases compared to 34 cases recorded in October 2014.

In August, 342 cases were recorded compared to the 56 cases recorded in August 2014 or an increase of 510.7 percent.

Records provided by City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) showed that from January 1, 2015 to October 2015, there were 1,187 cases recorded compared to the same period in 2014 with 374 cases or a 217.38 percent increase, with no fatality.

Dr. Donnabel Tubera of the City Health Services Office (CHSO) today, November 24, said the incidents started to rise in June by 42.85 percent and ballooned in July with a 211.76 percentage increase.

The incidence peaked in August with 510.71 percent surge.

Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Health Officer Rowena Galpo confirmed the report of the CESU and reiterated the need to sustain the 4 o’clock habit focusing on the stop, look and listen strategy to destroy the breeding places of the dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes. PNA