Help Prevent the Spread of Dengue
All 22 barangays in Talisay City are holding cleanup drives to help prevent the spread of dengue in their communities.
Talisay City Councilor Richard “Choy” Aznar said all sectors in the city, particularly the barangays, schools and churches are cooperating in cleaning their communities as a way to destroy possible breeding grounds of the deadly Aedes egypti mosquito that carries the dengue strain.
Aznar said the cleanup drives around the city will serve as a wake-up call for the community to secure themselves from the deadly dengue mosquito.
Based on Department of Health (DOH) 7 records, Talisay City ranks fourth among local government units in the Cebu Province with the most number of dengue cases.
Aznar urged residents in Talisay City to clean their surroundings, particularly areas where mosquitoes might breed.
He earlier made the same call to schools during the opening on the Brigada Eskwela just before the start of classes.
Aznar urged teachers, parents and students to thoroughly clean their school surrounding and find mosquito breeding grounds.
The DOH 7, through the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (Resu), noted a 6.1 percent increase in dengue cases in Central Visayas from January 1 to May 5 this year.
DOH noted that this year’s cases have increased compared to the same period last year.
From January 1 to May 5 this year, there were 2,049 cases, with 19 fatalities, while in the same period last year, there were 1,931 dengue cases with 14 fatalities.
Cebu City leads the list of Cebu cities and towns with the most number of cases, with 1,053 dengue cases reported.
Next to Cebu City is Lapu-Lapu City, with 115 cases and two deaths.