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CHIKUNGUNYA CASES IN ALBAY UNDER CONTROL-PHO



LEGAZPI CITY (June 26)  – Albay Provincial Health Office (APHO) confirmed today, cases of Chikungunya - a mosquito-borne  disease like dengue, in several barangays in Guinobatan, Albay but is under control.

In an interview with DZGB News Dr. Antonio Ludovice, Jr – OIC/APHO said that there were noted sporadic infections in the said municipality and recorded 68 cases from 7  barangays  namely: Muladbucad, Masarawag, Calzada, Poblacion, Iraya, Morera and San Francisco.

Massive campaign against Chicongunya virus will be launched by his office in coordination with Guinobatan Rural Health Unit headed by Dr. Joahnna Manatlao-Limus to prevent the spread of Chikungunya, Dengue and other water borne diseases during the rainy season.

“I encourage everyone to wear protective clothings, repellent and clean the sorroundings to get rid of mosquito-breeding sites,” Ludovice added. He further said that the best defense for Chikungunya and Dengue Fever is self protection and search and destroy. (Mar de la Cruz with Al Armario)
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