A MONTH before the year ends, a total of 85 dengue deaths have been recorded in Davao City, surpassing last year's 65.
Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, chief of the City Health Office (CHO), said the public must continue doing its part to bring down the dengue death rate especially now that the rainy season has started and is expected to last until March next year.
The CHO record showed that as of November, a total of 85 people have died due to the mosquito-borne disease.
Villafuerte reminded Dabawenyos to sustain preventive measures that will help prevent the recurrence of the dengue scare that had claimed many lives, mostly children.
Villafuerte said dengue is a year-round disease and there's no reason to stop the preventive drive initiated in all districts of the city.
She added that the battle against Dengue is not all about the government. The public should know their responsibilities and what they can contribute to address the issue.
hope that the public continues the key preventive measures in dengue and help avoid the recurrence of high rate of incident as well as death cases of Dengue)," she said.
Sometime in July to September this year, large cases of dengue have been recorded in the entire country as well as in the city where, in just three months, around 55 people died of the disease.