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Dengue cases rise in Manolo Fortich, marks 154

DOH confirmed rise in dengue cases in the municipality

The Municipal Health Office of Manolo Fortich considers the continuous heavy rainfalls as the main cause of the rising cases of Dengue in the municipality of Manolo Fortich. This is based from the report of Manolo Fortich Dengue Coordinator Sarah Mae Villarino in an interview in the Barug Manolo Fortich Radio Program. According to the report, there are about 135 cases counted from the months of January until July. In the recorded number, there is a 98% rise in the cases with in seven months interval compared to last years number.

Villarino also included in the report the number of cases recorded in the following barangays: Alae- 49, Damilag-25, Lunocan-21, Tankulan-14, San Miguel-11, Mambatangan-27, Agusan Canyon-5, Dicklum-4, Maluko-4, Lingion- 2, Mantibugao-2, Minsuro-2, Sankanan-2, Santiago-2, Dahilayan-1, Lindaban-1, and Mampayag-1.

From the report of Bukidnon Provincial Health Office (BPHO), Manolo Fortich ranked 4th with the most cases of Dengue in the whole province of Bukidnon. The barangays are heightening their programs to address the rising cases of Dengue through conducting house-to-house visitation to prompt residents to intensify cleaning routines in their household to avoid an outbreak. The residents are also reminded to follow the 4S protocol which stands for Search and Destroy, Self-Protection, Seek Early Consultation and Support Fogging. Search and destroy instructs the residents to look for the breeding places of the mosquitos, usually stagnant water reservoir, and destroy them. Self-protection asks the people to actively protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitos through wearing long-sleeves and long pants and to use mosquito repellants. Seek early consultation requires the citizens to consult the doctor when experiencing dengue-related symptoms like fever, rashes, and body pains. Lastly, support fogging means to be open to fogging when an outbreak will happen.




Liza Muga
Liza Muga


Date Posted: October 12, 2022