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CamSur Gov. Villafuerte orders intensified campaign against dengue

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The Camarines Sur provincial government has stepped up its campaign against dengue amid the rising cases in the province, Governor Migz Villafuerte said.

The Department of Health declared recently national dengue alert as dengue cases continue to rise this year.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government also called on the local government to conduct cleanup drives and eliminate mosquito-breeding areas.

“With the Department of Health’s (DOH) declaration of a national dengue alert and to heed the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) call on all local government units (LGUs) to immediately undertake clean up drives to eliminate all mosquito-breeding areas and stop the spread of dengue in their respective jurisdictions, the Provincial Health Office is spearheading a Dengue Prevention Operation together with the local goverment units to prevent further increase of dengue cases in the province,” Villafuerte said.

Villafuerte also issued a memorandum to mayors in the province to heed the call of the national government agencies to combat dengue.

In his memorandum, the governor directed the local executive chiefs to actively implement the “Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue.”

For the last six months, the province of CamSur has recorded 1,003 dengue cases.