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Capiz Records 98% Drop In Dengue Cases PDF Print E-mail
ROXAS CITY(Sept 05) – The intensified anti-dengue campaign of the Provincial Government of Capiz thru the Provincial Health Office (PHO) produced a positive result, as the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit recorded a 98% drop of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever cases in the province, based on the data released last August 22, 2011.

PHO Health Education and Promotions Officer Joeffry Espiritu confirmed that “There are only 47 cases reported this year compared to 2, 590 recorded last 2010.”

Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco was pleased that “the Oplan: Kontra Dengue campaign launched last August 20, 2010 turned out to be a very effective drive to combat the lethal Dengue Fever.”

“The success of the campaign can be connected to the unwavering support of the Capizeños on the provincial government’s health advocacies,” Gov. Tanco quipped.

The PHO urged the Capizeños to carry on the 4S Campaign: Search and destroy the breeding places , Self protection against mosquitoes, Say no to indiscriminate fogging and Seek early consultation as soon as symptoms of the said disease appears. (cppb)
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