DENGUE: YEAR-ROUND THREAT
The mosquitoes that transmit dengue live among humans and breed in discarded tires, flower pots, old oil drums, and water storage containers close to human dwellings. That’s why Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. advised Olongapenos to keep their surroundings clean and dry to keep dengue-carrying mosquitoes away.
“Ang buwan ng Enero, Hulyo at Agosto ang kadalasang peak season ng Dengue taun-taon, kaya ngayon pa lamang ay kinakailanganng patuloy na mag-ingat ang publiko” Mayor Bong Gordon said.
The Mayor explained that even if there are peak months where Dengue are most likely to spread rapidly, the disease is still considered a year-round threat because it can attack anyone anytime.
“Kinakailangan lamang na tiyakin ng publiko na walang naka-imbak na tubig sa kanilang tahanan at dapat na itapon at regular na palitan ang mga tubig sa flower vase at iba pang lalagyan,” City Health Officer Arnie Tamayo said.
Dengue is a disease carried and transmitted by mosquitoes. To avoid the disease, eliminate mosquito breeding sites in areas around homes. Discard items that can collect rain or stagnant water, especially old tires. By keeping our space clean and dry, we can save our selves and our loved ones from the killer disease, according to handouts being distributed by the Department of Health (DOH).