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Dengue cases in CALABARZON 47% lower than 2020

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THE Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) today reported a decrease in dengue cases in the region from January 1, 2021 to August 7, 2021 with 4,179 or 41% lower compared to the same date last year with 7,933 cases.

According to the Regional Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit (RESU), the age of cases range from 2 years old to 88 years old. There were 15 deaths recorded.

The province of Rizal has the highest reported cases with 1,377; the second is Cavite province with 1,276 cases; and Laguna province with 895 cases.

Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo advised residents to be wary of mosquito bites especially now that we are still in the middle of the rainy season.

โ€œKaramihan po sa atin sa ngaun ay hindi lumalabas ng bahay kayaโ€™t siguruhin po natin na tayo ay protektado hindi lamang sa Covid kindi pati na rin sa dengue.โ€

โ€œPanatilihin po natin ang kalinisan, sa loob at labas ng ating bahay upang hindi po pamahayan ng mga lamok. Wala pong pinipiling oras ang mga ito upang mangagat at makapagdulot ng sakit na dengue,โ€ he emphasized.

Janairo also reminded parents to safeguard their children, especially those who ages 2 -10 years old, as they are more prone from mosquito bites.

โ€œUse insect repellent, wear bright colored long-sleeved shirts and long pants and most important is to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home by destroying their breeding sites,โ€ he concluded.|-BNN

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