Davao launches anti-dengue campaign

Subscribe Now January 27, 2014 at 10:26am

The Davao City health office has started its anti-dengue drive this year with a city-wide program that encourages residents to soak mosquito nets and curtains in a liquid insecticide treatment.

City Health Officer Josephine J. Villafuerte said the program would significantly reduce dengue cases and malaria infection rates in areas that are considered hot spots, namely Talomo, Buhangin, Bunawan, and Agdao districts.

Program coordinator Elizabeth B. Banzon said the city health office started going around in hot spot areas since Jan. 2.

The chemicals widely used in such treatment are insecticide, and insect repellent.

She said nets and curtains are soaked in 10 minutes and are air dried.

“Tropical disease prevention and control is a year-round campaign that focuses on diseases like dengue, malaria, and mosquito bites,” Ms. Banzon said.

She said apart from soaking nets and curtains, her group is also conducting an assessment in the areas with reported cases as well as provide information on possible breeding areas.

Source: bworldonline.com

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