Zamboanga City reports over 2,000 cases of dengue

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) — Zamboanga City has recorded a total of 2,223 dengue cases from the start of the year until May 28, its City Health Office (CHO) reported on Monday.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Zamboanga CHO said it monitored 39 hospital admissions due to the mosquito-borne disease, while 19 individuals succumbed to the virus.

According to CHO, seven barangays have over 100 cases, including Sta. Maria with 138, Pasonanca with 129, Tetuan with 128, Putik with 121, San Roque with 119, Mercedes with 117, and Tumaga with 110.

Meanwhile, eight barangays have at least 51 cases each: Talon-talon with 51, Culianan with 54, Tugbungan with 57, Boalan with 64, Cabatanagan with 65, Guiwan and Divisoria with 67, and Calarian with 89.

“In coordination with CHO, barangays with high dengue cases are continuously carrying out fumigation and misting efforts, coupled with clean-up drives and search-and-destroy activities,” the city government said.

It added that the “4S strategy” should be followed to contain dengue:

- Search and destroy mosquito breeding places

- Secure self-protection from mosquito bites

- Seek early consultation when signs and symptoms of dengue occur

- Say yes to fogging

On Monday, the Department of Health reported a 6% decrease in the number of dengue cases in the country from January 1 to May 7, 2022, or 27,010 cases in the same period last year compared to this year’s 25,268.

READ: DOH reports ‘significant decrease’ in dengue cases as of May 7