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Published On: Tue, Jul 24th, 2018

Angeles City: Anti-Dengue Task Force credited with decrease in cases

Angeles City, Philippines government has announced a steady decrease in dengue fever cases over the past couple years and much credit is given to a campaign through the Anti-Dengue Task Force.

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According to City Health Officer, Dr. Lenario Santos, dengue cases in Angeles City went down by almost 60% this year compared to last year due to the propagation of the Anti-Dengue Task Force group’s campaign.

“We are proud to say that the total dengue incidents in Angeles City decreased from 1,094 cases in June 2016, 327 in June 2017, to just 127 cases in June 2018”, said Dr. Santos.

The Anti-Dengue Task Force group was created by the CHO with the primary purpose to spearhead and implement the Anti-Dengue Prevention and Control Programs of the city. The task force is composed of five Sanitation Inspectors and City Health Personnel that is being supervised by the City Health Officer.

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The group has been undertaking regular misting operations in the 33 barangays (villages) and public schools of Angeles City. Moreover, the launching of a Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force in every villages aided in educating residents on how to prevent dengue.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, reminded the Angeleños to maintain the cleanliness in the community most especially in their households to avoid these infections. The mayor also stressed the importance of Department of Health’s (DOH) anti-dengue advocacy drive summarized as 4S: [1] Search and Destroy, [2] Self protection, [3] Seek early consultation, and [4] Say NO to indiscriminate fogging.

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