Aklan records 151 dengue cases in 5 months
KALIBO, Aklan, June 9 (PIA) -- The province of Aklan listed 151 cases of dengue from January to May 27 of this year, as shown by records of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here.
Unlike the previous years where some municipalities had zero dengue cases, all the 17 municipalities for the period have cases of dengue, with Kalibo, the provinceâ€™s capital town having the highest number with 50 cases.
Other municipalities with two-digit cases include Numancia town, just across the Kalibo Bridge, with 14 cases, Ibajay in the western side of Aklan, 14 cases, and Banga and Malay, both with 11 cases.
The rest of the municipalities had seven cases and below, with Lezo and Buruanga having the lowest with one dengue case each.
Lezo is the smallest municipality of Aklan, also having the smallest population.
Buruanga, on the other hand, had zero dengue case during previous years.
According to Dr. Cornelio Cuachon, Provincial Health Officer I, Aklanons should take extra measures in cleaning their surroundings to prevent the proliferation of dengue-carrying mosquitoes with the findings recently that species of a day-biting mosquito can already cause dengue.
Besides monitoring dengue cases in the province, the PHO is also constantly monitoring maladies affecting Aklanons with cases higher than dengue, like influenza, with 386 cases from January to May 27, 2012, and typhoid, with 164 cases for the same period.
As with dengue cases, Kalibo also listed the highest number of influenza cases with 332, and typhoid, 46. (JCM/VGV-PIA 6, Aklan)
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