AFTER weeks of increasing dengue incidence in Baguio, data from the City Health Services Office (CHSO) showed that the intensified anti-dengue operations undertaken by the city are starting to pay off.
Dr. Rowena Galpo, head of the CHSO, said that as of July 19, Tuesday, the city has seen a steady decline in dengue cases for the past two weeks.
On week 26 of the year, three weeks ago, the city had some 183 dengue cases, followed by 174 two weeks ago, which then dipped to 107 cases last week.
However, overall dengue incidence compared to last year remains high. The city recorded a total number of 937 dengue cases so far with one death as compared to 420 cases for the same period last year, along with 5 deaths.
As a result of the increased dengue incidence in the city, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center has set up a dengue fast lane in its premises.
Galpo advised individuals experiencing the symptoms of fever, headache, rashes, joint pains, vomiting and fatigue to consult or seek medical help as the symptoms may indicate dengue fever.