Pangasinan reported what looks like a Dengue outbreak after its local health office reported a 97% jump in cases in 2021.
The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit presented data that showed 2,634 dengue cases were recorded during this period, a 97 percent increase from 1,334 cases recorded in the same period last year.
However, the office added that the mortality rate is lower this year with two percent, as compared to last year’s 11 percent.
Local health officials remind residents to be vigilant and keep their surroundings clean to prevent mosquitoes in their neighborhoods. Moreover, Department of Health-Ilocos spokesperson Dr. Rheuel Bobis reminded the public to practice the 4S habits against dengue, or the search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites, applying self-protection measures, seeking early consultation, and supporting fogging or spraying in times of impending outbreaks.