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.
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.
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.
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
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