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Iwas lamok, iwas dengue: Dagupan health office orders residents for massive clean-up drive after Ompong

Oct 3, 2018 @ 8:05

While Northern Luzon continues to recover from the effects of Typhoon Ompong, the city health office in Dagupan City is pushing more frequent cleanup drives.

The CHO urged barangay officials and all communities to implement the cleanup to remove breeding grounds of mosquitoes after the recent flooding.

City Health Officer Dr. Ophelia Rivera said they are watching five barangays in the city for dengue. She said these five barangays had a high incidence of dengue in September (http://northboundasia.com/2018/10/02/dagupan-health-office-urges-frequent-cleanup-drive/).

These include Bonuan Gueset, Bonuan Boquig, Pantal, Carael, and Calmay. She said some areas in these barangays have stagnant water due to the recent flooding.

Rivera said Dagupan City recorded 281 dengue cases in September.

“Of the 31 barangays in the city, only Barangay 1 has no single dengue case last month. This is because of the frequent clean-up drive the barangay council does,” Rivera said.

Meanwhile, Rivera urged the public to proceed to the CHO and avail of larvicide.

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