Dengue cases in Calabarzon have ballooned to 6,362 since January 1, 2022, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed.
The region saw a 40 percent upsurge in the number of dengue cases from January 1 to July 16 compared to the same period last year, according to the Health Education and Promotion Unit of the DOH–Calabarzon.
Laguna tallied the most number of dengue cases in Calabarzon so far this year with 2,004 cases, followed by Rizal (1,317), Quezon (1,144), Cavite (948), and Batangas (879).
Five deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease had been reported in Laguna, three in Batangas, two in Rizal, and one each in Cavite and in Quezon.
In the past month, the DOH said Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Central Visayas recorded the most number of dengue cases.
Nationwide, dengue cases have reached 64,797 infections from January 1 to June 25, which is 90 percent higher than the previous year.
Amid the recent spike in dengue cases, health authorities asked the public to implement the 4S strategy against the possible outbreak of the disease:
- search and destroy breeding places
- seek early consultation, and
- support community fogging/spraying in high-case areas.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted through the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, causing flu-like symptoms like fever, headache, vomiting, and skin rashes.
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