Dengue cases in Palawan reduced- PHO

Aedes Mosquito: transmitter of Dengue virus (Photo//http://www.euvaccine.eu)

Dengue cases in Palawan is in the downward trend, according to the Provincial Health Office though there are still municipalities wherein dengue is still prevalent.

Dr. Mary Ann Navarro of the PHO said their records showed that isolated cases of dengue was recorded in the towns of Roxas, Taytay, El Nido, Coron and Brooke’s Point but these are addressed immediately by their respective Municipal Health Offices.

Navarro said in 2014, the PHO recorded 1,000 cases but this year it is only 500 confirmed cases.

In July, Busuanga recorded 191 cases and one death due to dengue prompting health officials to declare an outbreak.

Navarro cited the awareness of the public about dengue as reason for the reduction of dengue cases in Palawan.

“At the first sign of high fever they immediately go to the MHO’s unlike before that they only see a doctor when the situation has worsened,” she said.

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