SAN CARLOS CITY—Officials of the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) based here launched a campaign among city residents to help avoid dengue infestation by eliminating pockets of stagnant water that serve as breeding places for carrier mosquitoes.
PPH doctors said dengue cases usually rise from the month of June until November.
From January this year, the hospital has so far admitted 37 patients afflicted with dengue hemorrhagic fever, most of whom are children from San Carlos City.
Of the total, 18 are aged 15 years old and below, 12 adults, and 7 infants.
Province-wide, there were 2,550 patients with 11 deaths recorded by the Provincial Health Office as of August 31.
The cities of Urdaneta and San Carlos had the most number of cases at 212 and 210, respectively.–Brian Kim Maramba, UPang