BY: Clifford Mercado


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Due to the increasing number of dengue cases in the country, the Health Secretary Francisco Duque declared dengue as a national epidemic last August 6. To address this concern, the City Government of San Fernando, La Union strengthened the Dengue Awareness Program of the City Health Office which was first launched last June 25, 2019 for the Dengue Awareness Month.

In this campaign, the "4S Kontra Dengue" strategy is emphasized in every barangay - a proven and effective way to prevent and control dengue outbreak.


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The 4S is composed of Search and destroy mosquito breeding places, Secure self-protection, Seek early consultation and Support fogging/ spraying only in hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent impending outbreak.


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City Health Workers will go also around identified barangays with the help of Barangay Health Workers and Barangay Officials to do fogging, fumigation and "taktak" (destroying breeding places of mosquitos).


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DOH representative, City Health Officer, City Officials and employees, Barangay Officials and Health Workers attended the re-launching held at Barangay Sevilla last August 7, 2019.

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