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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Dengue cases in Cordillera increased by 358% in 2022


Baguio City, Philippines – The Department of Health – Cordillera warned the public anew over dengue risks as the department recorded a 358% increase in the cases of the disease recorded in the last months of this year.


The data of the department, reported through PTV-Cordillera, shows that a total of 1,585 dengue cases were documented for the past five months alone. This is over four times higher compared to the 346 cases in 2021.

The provinces of Apayao and Benguet have the highest dengue cases with 491, Kalinga is next with 263 then Baguio City with 193.


According to Assistant Regional Director of DOH-Cordillera, Dr. Armelita Pangilinan, almost all areas in the region showed a significant increase in dengue cases.


Dengue fatality rate likewise increased. The department said that five individuals have already died due to said illness.

Pangilinan renewed his call for the community to implement the 4S strategy. 4S stands for “Search and destroy” mosquito-breeding sites; employ “Self-protection measures” such as wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and daily use of mosquito repellent; “Seek early consultation” and “Support fogging/spraying” only in hotspot areas where an increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.

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