Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla recently expressed concern on about a potential increase in dengue cases in the province.
Remulla warned the public to be cautious of the possible outbreaks, noting that three main cities in Cavite, including Bacoor, Imus, and Dasmarinas, are now classified as dengue hotspots.
“Ganito po ang kasaysayan ng dengue sa Cavite: Basta maaga ang tag-ulan, mababa rin ang dengue [cases],” Remulla said during their discussion with incoming National Security Adviser Prof. Clarita Carlos and DLSU Prof. Antonio Contreras.
“Ngayon ay gitna na ng Hunyo at wala pang dumadating na bagyo, ang mga ilog natin at hindi nalilinis ng pagdaloy ng tubig. At habang hindi nalilinis ‘yan, ang mga kitikiti kung saan nanggagaling ang dengue ay umaakyat din,” he added.
The governor, on the other hand, assured that the provincial government is making every effort to prevent any potential mosquito-borne disease by giving insect repellent supplies and conducting misting drives in the highly-affected barangays.
“But the best you can do is to protect yourself also. Hindi naman pwedeng gobyerno lang ang aasahan niyo, dapat pati kayo rin,” he uttered.
According to recent reports, the Philippines reported approximately 35,000 dengue cases from January to May 2022, which is 23 percent higher compared to the reports during the same period last year.
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