City intensifies campaign against dengue

Determined and dedicated in educating Catbaloganons regarding the deadly Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, employees from the City Health Office, through the leadership of Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan, launched today June 18, 2014 an intensified information drive dubbed as “Simple, Tama, ngan Eksakto nga mga Pamaagi para malikyan an Dengue”.

The employees from the City Health Office strategically started the campaign at Catbalogan I Central Elementary School after the flag ceremony through a health education session.

The team led by Maria Vida Lamadrid, Sanitation Inspector V and employees from the Catbalogan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) went on for a mission to “Search and Destroy” possible breading sites of mosquitoes.

The principal of Catbalogan I Central Elementary School, Mrs. Michelle Mustacisa welcomed the recommendations set forth by the team and vowed to work with government and other stakeholders in improving the environmental sanitation of the school.

Afterwards, the team went on to roam around the city and other strategic places to publicly announce on how to prevent the transmission of this deadly disease.

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted by mosquito (Aedes Aegypti) which is manifested by fever, petichial rashes, headache among others.

Some strains of the virus causes Dengue Shock Syndrome which at times leads to the death of an infected individual.

The campaign is set to be conducted in different schools and barangays all over the city in the coming days.

(Data and photos provided by Mr. Roldan John P. Larios, Office of the City Health)

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