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Filariasis vaccination goes to the hinterlands

DAVAO City — City health personnel are trekking the hinterlands to tract any case of filariasis, which has been declared controlled in the city.

The move was preemptive, to prevent its occurrence, the Department of Health said.

“The City Health Office does not stop on their campaign against filariasis, they go the hinterland and continuously give treatment to those who tested positive of filariasis,” Dr. Annabel Yumang, regional director of the DOH here, said.

The DOH declared Davao City this year as filariasis-free following its conduct of a filarial Transmission Assessment Survey.

Survey shows that there had been no single case recorded for 2018. (


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