July 21, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Dengue cases in the province dropped by 82.33 percent from January to July this year.
Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit Coordinator Jose Pardito, Jr. reported 115 dengue cases were recorded in the first six months compared with the 651 cases reported in the same period in 2019.
The province registered four dengue-related deaths in the same period last year. 
Tabuk City, which used to be a dengue hotspot with 417 cases in the first seven months last year, recorded 78 cases from January to July this year.  
Pardito attributed the drop in cases to the sustained multi-sector preventive efforts. 
Despite the drop in cases, Pardito called on residents not to put their guard down as cases are expected to rise during the rainy season.
He reiterated the need to continue eliminating mosquito breeding sites, which remains the most effective measure in dengue control and prevention. – Larry Lopez