Tanza in Cavite declares dengue outbreak

Tanzenos are now urged to ensure clean and dry household vicinities as the local government unit declared a dengue outbreak within the municipality last August 29.

Tanza logged 207 cases of dengue from January to August this year which nearly doubled the 109 infections reported during the same period in 2021.

According to Rural Health Unit (RHU) officer Ruth Punzalan, dengue cases in the area already surpassed the epidemic threshold level, pushing them to declare an outbreak.

LGU Tanza, in coordination with the RHU, is taking initiatives to stop the disease vector.

Among the measures the LGU is taking include a strengthened information dissemination drive, intensive preventive measures, and coordination with each Barangay captain down to the household levels.

The public is also advised as to the risks, and what actions they can do to protect themselves against the disease which include the following: to search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; uphold self-protection like using insect repellants; seek early consultation at the nearest health care facility, and support fogging and sustain hydration at home.

“Hindi na po ito kaniya-kaniya. Sama-sama po nating sugpuin ang dengue. Bata man o matanda, ano mang edad o kasarian ka, lahat tayo ay at risk,” Punzalan said in an interview with Balitang Tanzeno.

The health officer further admitted that the number of dengue patients may spike up to 500 cases before 2022 ends.

From the ninth spot, Tanza is now 4th in the list of having the most number of dengue cases in Cavite.

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