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EDSA Shrine is DOH-NCR’s next target for anti-dengue spraying Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 30 — The Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) stressed its plan to mist and disinfect the EDSA Shrine on Friday as it is “one of the public places regularly visited”.

According to DOH-NCR director, Eduardo Janairo, everyone should take extra precaution from rainy-day related diseases whether it be a disease like dengue or simple conditions like cough, cold and flu.

“I advise those going to church to wear raincoats and always bring umbrella as protection from the rain,” Janairo said, explaining that devotees with fever should also seek medical attention and stay at home and take proper medication.

The EDSA Shrine disinfection and anti-dengue spraying activity is in coordination with the present rector of EDSA Shrine Reverend Father Leo Nilo Mangussad.

“I enjoin the local government units and residents of Metro Manila to continue their anti-dengue activities and clean-up activities in the community in order to further lessen the cases of dengue in the region.” conduct regular Janairo said.

A total of 7,093 dengue cases were reported from January 1 to August 24 this year, according to the Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU). This is 65 percent lower compared to the same period last year with 20,292.

Ages of cases were from 16 days to 94 years old, while the most affected was the 15 to 49 years age-group. Majority (54 percent) were male. There were 11 deaths were reported.

Quezon City still leads with the most number of cases with 1,904, followed by Manila City with 988, Caloocan City with 822, Paranaque with 432, Marikina City with 419, Pasig City with 406, Valenzuela City with 366, Malabon City with 288, Pasay City with 243, Las Pinas City with 231, Makati City with 207, Mandaluyong City with 189, Taguig City with 183, Muntinlupa City with 173, San Juan City with 135, Navotas City with 96 and Pateros with 11 dengue cases. (PNA)

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