Fernandinos Attend Emerging And Re-emerging Diseases Summit [ Friday, 11th of August 2017 | 4 months ago ]
Organized by the City Health Office, in partnership with the Department of Health Region 3, the activity seeks to raise the level of awareness of Fernandinos on the mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE),
Among the topics discussed were the JE Global, Philippine and Regional update; epidemiology and case definition of JE, specimen collection and transport and availability of diphtheria anti-toxins; and presentation on environment sanitation, vector surveillance and different mosquito species.
Rural Health Physician and Communicable Diseases Cluster Program Medical Coordinator Dr. Renely Tungol said that aside from dengue cases, the City Health Office is also in full monitoring of JE adding that since last year, there have already been 25 JE cases in San Fernando, one of which was reported dead.
"Dapat pong maging aware ang ating mga kababayan na may ganitong klase na ng sakit na galing din sa lamok. Kapag po kasi tag-ulan mas prominent ang mga lamok kaya hinihikayat namin ang lahat na panatilihing malinis ang kanilang mga bakuran," she added.
Tungol also mentioned that while there is no specific treatment for this endemic disease, the city will offer free JE vaccine for prevention starting next year.
"Ang target na mabakunahan ay yung mga edad 9-15. Sa ngayon, kapag may suspected case tayo dinadala natin sa Jose B Lingad Merorial Regional Hospital para sa mga tests at kukuhanan sila ng dugo na dadalhin sa Manila for confirmation," she said.
In his speech, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago stressed the importance of keeping the Fernandinos updated on the different diseases in order to maximize the prevention efforts of the entire community.
"Tayo po ay nasa iisang komunidad at mahalaga na alam natin ang nangyayari sa ating kapaligiran. Sana ay makiisa tayo sa lokal na pamahalaan sa mga hakbang upang maiwasan o masugpo ang ganitong klase ng sakit," he added.
Also present during the activity were Councilors Harvey Quiwa and Angie Hizon.
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