The Department of Health (DOH) today reported a total of 22,903 dengue cases nationwide from January to May 7 this year as it prepares to observe June as “Dengue Awareness Month”. The total number of dengue cases is 8% higher compared to the same period last year. There were 141 deaths (nationwide) recorded (Case FatalityRate-0.62%).
This year’s theme, “Eskwelahan, Simbahan, Barangay, Palengke at Buong Komunidad, Sama-Sama Nating Sugpuin ang Dengue”, aims to heighten awareness of the strategy to fight dengue by adopting the 4S Kontra Dengue. The Centers for Health Development (CHDs) are directed to coordinate with their LGU counterparts to encourage them to conduct a simultaneous activity with the CHDs.