By Lady Jean L. Kabagani
ILIGAN CITY, July 29 (PIA ICCC) – As dengue cases in the country are reportedly increasing these days, the Department of Health (DOH) -10 Satellite Operations Center based at Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi City has adopted measures to ensure no dengue outbreak will happen in the transitional sites and in the remaining evacuation centers in Marawi City.
Dr. Stephanie Grace Zamora, head of the DOH-10 Marawi OpCen, said their team is providing IDPs with ongoing dengue surveillance.
“We are reminding the IDPs through house-to-house visitation, we orient them on possible mosquito breeding sites,” Zamora declared.
She explained “the signs and symptoms of the disease are severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and skin rashes.”
The lady physician added: “the most effective way to prevent dengue is to keep in mind the 4S strategy – Search and destroy mosquito breeding places, Self-protective measures like wearing long sleeves and use of insect repellent, Seek early consultation on the first signs and symptoms of the disease, and Say yes to fogging if there is an impending outbreak.”
The DOH as well as the City Health Office (CHO) of Marawi also continues to monitor the health of the IDPs. LJKabagani/PIA ICCC)