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Don’t panic! No dengue outbreak in Odiongan, says Mayor Trina Fabic

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People may have been contracting dengue in Odiongan, Romblon, but it doesn’t mean the virus is spreading uncontrollably.

Odiongan Mayor Trina Fabic asked her constituents to remain calm as she sought to quell rumors that a dengue outbreak has been declared in town or in any Romblon municipality.

Fabic said this was the information coming from the the Rural Health Unit, Provincial Health Office, and Department of Health-Romblon.

While 60 dengue cases and one death have been recorded since January, officials are working to prevent the spread of the virus, Fabic said.

Efforts are underway to clear the breeding areas of mosquitos, she said. She also called on people to be careful.

But most of all, they should not panic as things are under control, she added.

“Paglilinaw: wala pong opisyal na deklarasyon ng dengue outbreak sa bayan ng Odiongan o sa kahit anong bayan ng probinsya ng Romblon, base sa Rural Health Unit, sa Provincial Health Office, at Department of Health Romblon. 60 cases of dengue ang naitala natin mula Enero hanggang Agosto 15 [8 na buwan], at mayroong 1 namatay na taga Odiongan ngayong linggo. Kaya tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang koordinasyon natin sa barangay officials sa pag clear ng possible breeding areas ng mga lamok. At mas mainam na mag ingat ang lahat. Pero huwag po tayo mag panic o mag cause ng panic dahil wala pong outbreak at mino monitor natin ang sitwasyon.

Salamat po,” she said in a Facebook post.