EXTRA PROTECTION. The health condition of Rolando Intal, 66, is being checked before receiving his second booster shot at Vista Mall, Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay San Agustin 2 in Dasmariñas City, Cavite on Wednesday (May 25, 2022). The Dasmarinas City government has started administering the second booster shot for extra protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) for medical front-liners, senior citizens, and immunocompromised individuals. (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 27 (Mabuhay) — Dengue cases in the country remain manageable, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) assured the public Friday.

“Yes… manageable ang cases (the cases are manageable),” Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said at the Laging Handa briefing.

According to Cabotaje, the country recorded 22,277 dengue cases from January to April, 15% lower compared to the cases recorded during the same period last year.

Cabotaje said 13% of the cases were from Region III, another 13% from Region VII, and 10% from the National Capital Region.

Meanwhile, 126 individuals have died due to dengue nationwide.

The Health official advised the public to search and destroy breeding places such as flower vases, to wear protective clothing, and seek early consultation.

“Seek early consultation, importante ‘yan ano? ‘Wag mo sabihin nag fe-fever ka COVID ‘yan.  And kung kwan, marami-rami ang cases sa isang area, i-support natin ‘yung fogging and spraying in hotspot areas,” she said.

(Seeking early consultation is important. Don’t brush off fever as a COVID infection. We should also support fogging and spraying in hotspot areas.)

Cabotaje said the agency has also advised health facilities to prepare for an increase in admissions, especially for children. (MNS)

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