A dengue outbreak has been declared in Lipa City with as many at 866 cases being reported. This is a 193% increase from the 295* cases recorded earlier at March of this year.

PANOORIN| Dengue outbreak, idineklara sa Lipa City, BatangasLIPA CITY, Batangas—Muling nag-ikot ngayong araw ang mga tauhan ng City Health Office ng Lipa, Batangas para mag-fogging sa Brgy. Pinagkawitan.Apatnapu’t lima sa 866 na kaso ng dengue sa Lipa ay galing dito.Sa isang day care center, Pinalabas muna ang mga bata sa kanilang silid-aralan para pausukan ang silid na napapalibutan ng mga puno ng saging na itlugan din ng lamok.Ayon kay Dr. Alex Silang, City Health Officer ng LGU-Lipa, nasa dengue threshold na ang lungsod.Ibig sabihin konti na lamang na mga kaso ang madagdag ay maaari nang masabi na epidemya na sa isang lugar.Dahil mataas ang bilang ng kaso ng dengue sa Lipa City, bumili na ng nagdagdag na fogging machines ang lokal na pamahalaan.Sumama na din sa pag-iikot ng CHO si Mayor Eric Africa para hikayatin ang lahat na linisin ang breeding grounds ng mga lamok.Ayon sa alkalde, Importante na mag-search and destroy, lahat ng mga lalagyan na pwedeng pag-ipunan ng tubig ay kailangan tanggalin at kung hindi maiiwasan ay dapat takluban.Namahagi din ang City Health ng insecticide na ibinubodbod sa mga tubig na may itlog ng lamok at kiti-kiti.Ang mga barangay health workers, nagbabahay-bahay para mamigay ng flyers tungkol sa mga sakit na nakukuha sa kagat ng lamok tulad ng Dengue, Zika at Chikungunya.Kaninang hapon, tuluyan nang idineklara ni Mayor Africa ang dengue outbreak sa lipa.Tatlo na ang namamatay dahil sa dengue sa Lipa City, mula ito sa mga barangay ng San Francisco, Kayumanggi at Dagatan. ###

Posted by TV Patrol Southern Tagalog on Friday, 2 August 2019

With this in mind, it is all the more necessary that we continue to work together to sanitize our environment. Contact your local government authority to learn about the preventive measures they are taking and what you can do to help. 

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Avoid getting mosquito bites at all costs. Take preventive measures like using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeves and pants, and staying in air-conditioned areas. Moreover, we need to do what we can to reduce the mosquito population by destroying their breeding places.

Here are more tips on how to prevent dengue.

We need to cooperate with each other to get rid of the disease-carrying mosquitoes as well as care for those infected. Make a visit to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience symptoms such as: high fever, headaches, joint and muscle pain, vomiting, or skin rash.

Let’s work together to put an end to dengue. 

* From Philippine News Agency: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1065755

Angela Delos Reyes

Angela Vergara Delos Reyes is a 4th year college student double majoring in Computer Science and Studio Art at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. She is spending her summer working with Roaring Web Solutions while simultaneously doing research for her senior art thesis. She currently resides in Ibaan,Batangas.