CARMEN, Davao del Norte, November 6 (PIA) - - Dengue cases in the Davao Region fell down by 65%.
Department of Health Region XI Director Abdullah Dumama declared recently that the number of dengue cases in the region decreased to 3,068 on January to October this year from 8,841 on the same period last year.
Director Dumama also bared that number of death related to dengue plunged to 11 this year to 41 last year.
The pronouncement was made during the recent launching of Brigada Kalinisan and Dengue Prevention Campaign in Tubod National High School in Carmen of this province.
“Hindi po importante ang pagbaba. Ang importante po ay may mga kaso pa. Habang may kaso pa, may mga Aedes na lamok parin sa ating kapaligiran,” Dumama emphasized. (The reduction is that not important. What is important is there are still cases. And when there are cases, there are still Aedes mosquitoes in our environment.)
He encouraged the public to prevent from getting dengue disease through cleaning their own backyard.
“Iwasan ho natin ang magkasakit lalong lalo na pag dengue kasi marami na ho ang nasasawi dahil dito. At ito ay maiiwasan lang sa pamamagitan ng pag-lilinis sa ating paligid,” he stressed. (Let us prevent ourselves from getting a disease especially dengue because many died due to that disease. And this can be prevented only through cleaning our surroundings.)
Dumama also suggested to ensure that there is no water in the rain pipes, cases, bottlecaps, tires and others that can be a breeding ground for Aedes mosquito.
“Butasan din ang mga lumang gulong para hindi ito makapag-ipon ng tubig,” he added. (Make a hole in the old tires so that it will not store water.)
Dumama also disclosed that a drop of clean water can become a breeding area of the Aedes mosquitoes, in which they can live there for 30 days. (PIA11, Michael Uy)