Provincial Government of Bulacan

Alvarado: Clean your surroundings to prevent dengue

CITY OF MALOLOS – Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado reminded the Bulakenyos that despite being busy, it is prudent to find time to clean their own areas to prevent the spread of dengue and other diseases caused by a dirty environment.

“Walang pinakamabisang panlaban sa dengue kundi malinis na paligid, dahil kung walang pagbabahayan ang mga lamok, hindi kakalat ang dengue, sa huli tayo rin naman ang makikinabang, mahal ang magkasakit at mahirap na ito pa ang maging dahilan ng pagkawala ng buhay kung napakasimple namang labanan” Alvarado said.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) is continuously monitoring the cases of dengue in the province to prevent it from increasing.

In the latest report from the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit or PESU, there were already 212 cases since January 2015 up to present in the whole province.

Records also show that from the 21 municipalities and three cities of Bulacan, San Jose del Monte has the highest suspected dengue reports with 23 cases followed by Hagonoy with 22, and Meycauayan and Hagonoy, both with 20 reported cases.

“Ang maganda dito, aktibong nagrereport ang ating mga RHU, barangay health emergency response team at dengue school watch team dahil nalalaman natin ng agaran ‘yung kalagayan sa baba para kung may dapat tutukan, matututukan agad,” Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, head of the PPHO said.

The PPHO also encourages the public to support the 4-S against Dengue campaign which includes Search and Destroy activities wherein breading sites are eliminated and destroyed by covering water drums & pails, replacing water in flower vases once a week, cleaning gutters of leaves and debris and collecting and disposing all unusable tin cans, jars, bottles and other items that can collect and hold water are encouraged; Self-Protection Measures that says wear long pants and long sleeved shirt and the use of mosquito repellent every day; Seek Early Consultation immediately if fever persists after 2 days and rashes appears; and Say Yes to Fogging when there is an impending outbreak or a hotspot.

“Hindi ipinapayo ang indiscriminate fogging, dapat ito ay na-evaluate muna ng mga eksperto, dahil kung isang lugar lang, parang itinataboy mo lang ang lamok sa ibang lugar. Dapat ito ay sabay-sabay at hindi pwedeng isang beses lang, dapat apat na beses itong isinasagawa kasi ang lamok tulad ng tao, nai-immune din sa gamot at ayaw nating mangyari ‘yan,” Dr. Gomez added.