SAN PABLO CITY — The efforts of the city government in curbing the spread of dengue in the city seemed to have yielded fruits.
City Health Officer Job D. Brion reported a decrease in dengue cases in the month of July, compared to the same period last year. They reported that there were 107 suspected dengue cases from January to August of this year, a 30 percent drop from the 153 suspected dengue cases reported in the same period last year (2007).
Dr. Nida E. Glorioso, the medical specialist designated to head the Disease Surveillance Unit said the decrease could be due to the extensive information campaign in the barangays, which she hopes will translate to a reduction in dengue cases in the coming months.
Following the trend last year, Dr. Glorioso said they expect dengue cases to rise starting this month until December owing to the rainy season. (ret/7 Lakes Press Corps)