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Surigao City Health Office bares decline of dengue cases
By: Darryl P. Pinabacdao
Friday 10th of January 2014

SURIGAO CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA)— The communicable disease cluster coordinator, Gorosfe Menor said that cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the city have decreased compared to year 2012.

 

"Although the mosquito-borne disease remains a major health concern," Menor said.

 

She said that there’s a significant decline from as high as 318 cases on the last monitoring, the number decreased to 244 cases.

 

“May this momentum continue until no one will ever suffer of dengue,” Menor added.

 

Menor warned the public not to be satisfied of the good news since dengue is a reoccurring health problem and encouraged everyone to seek early treatment once symptoms of dengue such as, high fever for three consecutive days, severe headaches, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting emerge.

 

She added that everybody must remain aggressive, especially in destroying the breeding grounds of mosquitoes to prevent the rise of dengue in their community. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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