DOH bares 4 dengue hotspots

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DOH identifies areas that expose people to a higher risk of dengue

DENGUE CASUALTIES. 30 people have died from dengue this year, the DOH says.

MANILA, Philippines – Residents of 4 Metro Manila barangays should brace for a higher risk of dengue, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday, June 9, as the rainy season began.

The DOH warned that the following areas could be dengue hotspots, based on the agency’s records: 

  • Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City

  • Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City

  • Barangay Tañong, Malabon City

  • Barangay 176, Caloocan City

Dengue hotspots like these have seen an increase in dengue cases in two weeks’ time, explained Dr Manuel Mapue, the DOH’s Metro Manila regional medical dengue coordinator.

Meanwhile, more barangays have experienced a clustering of dengue cases, which means 3 or 4 dengue cases in an area within 4 weeks, according to Mapue.

The barangays with a clustering of dengue cases could be found in the following localities:

  • Manila (1);

  • Caloocan City (1);

  • Las Piñas City (1);

  • Malabon City (4);

  • Parañaque City (3);

  • Pasay City (2);

  • Pasig City (3);

  • Taguig City (2);

  • Valenzuela City (5);

  • Quezon City (13)

DOH data show 30 have so far died of dengue this year. From Jan 1 to June 2, Metro Manila had 7,396 dengue cases. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Quezon City – 2,064 cases;

  • Manila – 1,294;

  • Caloocan City – 794;

  • Parañaque City – 504;

  • Pasig City – 474;

  • Valenzuela City – 358;

  • Taguig City – 306;

  • Malabon City – 285;

  • Pasay City – 249;

  • Las Piñas – 234;

  • Makati City – 231;

  • Marikina City – 129; and

  • Mandaluyong City – 129

Mapue thus reminded the public to remove also possible breeding sites of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

If you know of dengue cases in your area and it has not been listed here, let us know. – Rappler.com