DOH ON TIGHT WATCH OVER CHIKUNGUNYA CASES IN BICOL

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LEGAZPI CITY: In an effort to curtail the increasing Chikungunya cases, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol is closely monitoring the disease as climate change is taking place here. The health authorities in Bicol expressed alarmed over the increasing cases of chikungunya, which might lead to an outbreak if not given attention by local officials and of the public. Dr. Aurora Daluro, DOH chief of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit said that from January to August over 500 cases of chikungunya were reported wherein the province of Camarines Norte ranked first with high prevalence of mosquito borne disease.
Rhaydz B. Barcia

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