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Iligan has 11 new dengue cases despite campaign

By NORA SORIÑO
GSD-Iligan Bureau .

ILIGAN City — Local health officials yesterday revealed that the city has registered 11 new cases of dengue this week.

Douglas Garcia, spokesperson of the City Health Office, said that from Jan. 1 up to the end of this week, they documented 1,253 dengue cases in the city, and 15 people died as a result.

Of the city’s 44 barangays, Tubod registered the highest with 131 cases, followed by Buruun with 111,  Palao with 72, Dalipuga with 67, Del Carmen with 63, and Tipanoy with 54.

The other affected barangays, with less than 50 cases each, were Mandulog, Rogongon, Digkilaan, Bonbon.

Local officials have intensified the anti-dengue campaign after the city council placed Iligan under a state of calamity. The council also authorized Mayor Celso Regencia to use city hall’s calamity fund in the anti-dengue campaign.

Dr. Cherlina Canaveral, City Health Officer, said the local government now has an P8-million budget to buy equipment like fogging machines in an effort to prevent the number of dengue cases in the city from increasing.

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