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Dengue fever cases rise to 51 in San Antonio town

July 24, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 380 views

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija — Municipal health authorities reported that the number of dengue fever cases in this town after cases have risen to 51 with the onset of the rainy season.

Municipal health officer Dr. Robert Marcelo initially reported a total of 29 dengue cases occurring from January 1 to July 23, 2022 or Morbidity Weeks 1 to 29 An update showed a total of 511 caes.

The dengue count initially stood at 35 cases during Morbidity Week 26 (June 26-July 2) but it surged in the next three weeks with 10 cases recorded on Week 27 and another six on Weeks 28 and 29-(July 17 to 23) for a cumulative total of 51 cases.

No dengue-related deaths have been recorded and no overlapping cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the barangays have also been reported, according to MHO coordinator Joan Francisco.

Reports said the San Antonio District Hospital in Bgy. San Mariano here has been packed with several dengue fever patients but the MHO explained that those admitted at the hospital are from other places and not all from this town.

Dr. Marcelo said “the present dengue situation is not yet alarming” as stepped up anti-dengue measures such as fogging operations and town-wide clean-up drives have been ordered implemented by Mayor Arvin C. Salonga to control the spread of the disease.

The MHO chief also urged those feeling the symptoms of dengue fever such as headache, joint or muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, or rashes to seek early consultation to avoid complications.

In Bgy. Buliran, it was earlier reported that at least 20 cases have occurred but Dr. Marcelo clarified that no such number of cases has reached his office saying only two cases were initially reported.