Dengue Cases Remain Low In Capiz
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Nov. 4 (PIA) -- Despite low cases of dengue fever in Capiz, health officials continue to remind the public to be vigilant against the deadly Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread the dengue virus.
Records from the Capiz provincial Health Office show that as of October 29, there were only 72 cases recorded with the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESRU).
Of the total cases, 60 were from Capiz while the 12 others came from the neighboring provinces but were admitted in the different hospitals in Roxas city.
Of the 16 towns and one city in the province, 25 dengue cases were recorded in Roxas City, followed by Maayon and Panay with five cases each, three cases each in Dumarao, Pilar, Pontevedra and Sigma.
Two cases each were recorded in Cuartero, Ivisan, Mambusao, Panitan and President Roxas. One case each was recorded in Jamindan, Sapian and Tapaz while Dao and Dumalag towns have zero dengue case.
The highest dengue cases were recorded in children ages one to 10 years old followed by those belonging to the 11 to 20 years old age bracket.
Earlier, Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag of the Department of Health disclosed that as of October 22, DOH data showed a decrease in the number of dengue cases in the country and even in death caused by dengue.
Tayag said that even if the number of dengue cases exceeds 100,000 for the whole country until the end of the year, the same is still lower compared to the 170,000 dengue cases last year.
He added that it is discovered that Aedes aegypti or dengue mosquitoes in Peru lived and laid eggs in septic tanks contrary to the usual concept that mosquitoes can only lay eggs in clean and stagnant water.
“This is already alarming because dengue mosquitoes can now survive in dirty water like flood waters and esteros,” Tayag stressed.