Dengue cases drop by 60% in Taguig


4 barangays proudly 100% dengue-free

 

The number of dengue cases in Taguig City went down by 60% for the first seven months of this year compared to what was recorded for the same period in 2014.

 Mayor Lani Cayetano also bared that four barangays in the city recorded no incidence of dengue, which she said may explain the sharp decline of cases from 390 in January to July last year to only 157 in the same period this 2015.

 “I can say without a doubt that this is an accomplishment of the Taguig community as much as local health officials and other stake holders. We all proved that working together to protect our loved ones is a shared responsibility for all of us,” Mayor Lani stressed.

 She added the vigilance of both the local government and the community in conscientiously cleaning up possible breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes made the decline possible.

 Among the 28 barangays in Taguig, four villages – Ligid-Tipas, Napindan, San Miguel and Tuktukan – registered a 100-percent dengue-free community with zero dengue case reported for the first half of the year.

 

Intensifying Cleanup Measures

 Anti-dengue programs of the city government include the cleanup of esteros and other waste water systems, drainage declogging and the segregation of household garbage in which plastics, bottles and newspapers are being recycled or sold to junk shops.

 The Solid Waste Management Office had been consistent in implementing these measures that help reduce, or even eliminate, the breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

 The local chief executive advised Taguigeños to continue doing their share in keeping Taguig City clean to attain a dengue-free city.

 Mayor Lani, however, asked the households to intensify the “search-and-destroy” operations in their barangays to decrease the number of potential breeding sites of “aedes aegypti” mosquitos that transmit the dengue virus to people.

 She explained that households should identify the breeding sites in and out of their houses and dispose of non-essential containers likes bottles, plastics, old tires, tin cans and cups and water vases.

 Residents should also keep containers that are still being used covered at all times, unclog roof gutters and discharge stagnant water out of roof drainage and canals and monitor the remaining breeding sites daily for the presence of larva. ###


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