Dengue continues to be a hot topic for those living in the Philippines.   The Departmental of Health (DOH) has released new information about the high rate of dengue in the Central Visayas Region.   That includes those of living in Cebu.

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Call me old school but I like to see a good dose of blasting the critters with insecticide from time to time.

It is also interesting to note that they are warning against spraying for mosquitoes.  This is interesting because just recently a board in charge of fighting dengue with in the province of Cebu announce it was doing just that.  I wrote about it in a related article on this site.  Click Here to see that article.

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In that article, Roselyn a reader and writer of this site asked if there was dengue within the city itself.  The prior article didn’t mention the city itself.  I suspected it was because the report was from a provincial organization.  This new report is from a national department of the Philippine government.  So it does include the city.  Not only is dengue present in the city, it appears to be one of the hot spots.

Around 8,708 dengue cases have been recorded in Central Visayas this year, up 75% from the 4,961 in 2009.

At least 63 people have died of the disease in the region this year, DOH records show.

According to the DOH, search and destroy is the preferred way of fighting dengue.   Call me old school but I like to see a good dose of blasting the critters with insecticide from time to time.  I’m sure the DOH is correct but I just can’t help myself.

The DOH has placed six barangay within the Central Visayas in the “Dengue Outbreak” category.  Those barangay (villages) are as follows:

  • Cebu City
    • Guadalupe
    • Labangon
    • Tisa
  • Bohol
    • Cogon
    • Dao
  • Negros Oriental
    • Daro

Further, several barangay were placed under the status of “Epidemic Threshold” by the DOH.  From what I can gather, this is a level that is less severe than “Dengue Outbreak.”  The barangay meeting this level of severity are:

  • Apas
  • Hipodromo
  • Mambaling
  • Lahug
  • Mabolo
  • Talamban

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