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FOR every 1,000 residents in Cebu City this year, one suffered from dengue fever.

The Cebu City Health Department reported a 35.31 percent increase in dengue fever cases from January to July, compared to figures from the same period in 2009. Six persons died of dengue fever in the first half of the year, compared to 13 deaths in the same period last year, said the City Epidemiology Statistics and Surveillance Unit (CESSU).

Still, with the rains becoming more frequent, city officials reminded communities to rid their surroundings of areas where the dengue-carrying aedis aegypti mosquito might breed. From January to July this year, Cebu City’s CESSU recorded 820 dengue fever cases, from 606 cases in the same months last year. Males make up 53.6 percent of the patients, and the fever hit a broad range of ages, from three months to 78 years old.

Barangay Guadalupe reported the most number of cases, with 59, followed by Mambaling, 39; Punta Princesa, 34 cases; Labangon, 30 cases; and Basak San Nicolas, 29 cases. The other barangays in the top 10 are Lahug (28), Talamban and Tisa (27 each), Apas (24) and Mabolo (23).

Assistant City Epidemiologist Durinda Macasucol said they are regularly conducting “search and destroy” operations, especially in barangays with a high incidence of dengue fever.