Ifugao cop dies due to dengue
LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 11 (PIA) -- A 22-year-old policeman is dengueâ€™s latest victim in the province of Ifugao.
Medical records show that PO1 Nylthon Lubbong has been in and out of the hospital because of dengue. He has had checkups at the Ifugao General Hospital on June 20 and July 3. He allegedly suffered from high fever, cough, headache and had rashes on his body. Lubbong was transferred and confined at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya until he died on July 7.
Lubbong was one of the 11 field training program students of Public Safety Basic Recruit Course Class assigned at the Lagawe Police Station since May 24 for a six-month training.
Executive assistant Ignacio Bunnolna warned municipal employees to take precautionary measures against dengue.
Data from the Provincial Health Office said that from January to June of this year, 98 cases have already been reported in the province.
Dengue, said health authorities, is a viral disease which is common during rainy season and transmitted by a mosquito called Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The dengue mosquito is a small, black and white insect with stripes all over its body. It prefers to bite just after sunrise and before sunset.
Aedes aegypti prefers to rest indoors in cool, shady places, dark corners and indoor closets while Aedis albopictus prefers to rest outdoors among shrubs and trees. Anyone can get sick with dengue regardless of age, sex, health and social status however, infants and school children are mostly affected. (JDP/VDB-PIA CAR Ifugao)
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