Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan records 34% lower dengue cases

CITY OF MALOLOS- The Provincial Government of Bulacan spearheaded by Gov. Daniel R. Fernando pushes to reactivate Barangay Dengue Task Force to closely monitor dengue cases in the province now that rainy season has arrived.

According to the report from the Provincial Health Office-Public Health, the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit has consolidated a cumulative total of 1,652 suspected dengue cases gathered provincewide from January 1-June 29, 2020 which is 34% lower compared to the cases reported from the same period in 2019.

As of June 29, the report showed that there were 10 dengue-related deaths from the City of San Jose del Monte and Obando town.

Fernando said that even in the midst of the pandemic, other diseases like dengue still strikes and endangers the lives of the people.

“Nagpapasalamat tayong mababa ang kaso ng dengue sa lalawigan pero meron pa rin at may namamatay pa rin kaya hindi pwedeng pabayaan natin, hindi pwedeng kumampante tayo hanggang may banta sa kalusugan ng mga mamamayan,” Fernando said.

The governor also reiterated to the public to follow the 4S Strategy which stands for Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; employ Self-protection measures such as wearing of long pants and long-sleeve shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent; Seek early consultation; and Support fogging/spraying only in hotspot areas where an increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.

“Napakabilis pong dumami ng lamok, wag na nating hintayin na maospital pa tayo. Alam din po natin ang kalagayan ng mga ospital dahil sa COVID-19 virus, magkaisa po tayo at magtulungan,” Fernando added. ###