Povincial health office distributes biolarvicides, leads clean-up drive in localities
ILAGAN, Isabela, July 7 (PIA) -- The Provincial Health Office has started to distribute biolarvicides in schools and health centers, and led series of clean-up drives in the localities to prevent new dengue cases in the province.
Biolarvicides is a technology that kills mosquito larvae. It comes from rice husk formulations that prevents larvae from digesting their food leading to larvae dying of metabolic starvation.
Dr. Rosarita Mariano, provincial health officer, said the PHO has registered 56 new dengue cases in May and June this year, which were added from the 219 cases from January to April of the same year. There are no dengue deaths as of yet.
She said that aside from the distribution of biolarvicides, there were clean-up drives conducted and anti-dengue information education campaigns to the municipalities where they visited.
The PHO also has started the upgrading of laboratory equipment of rural health centers and district hospitals to be able to detect and manage dengue cases in their respective areas.
Mariano urged Isabelinos to help the government in its anti-dengue drive to prevent dengue outbreak and dengue-related deaths in the province. (PIA- Isabela)
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