Zamboanga: Public reminded to do 4 o’clock habit versus dengue


Zamboanga City still under dengue outbreak mode as the number of cases continues to breach the alert and epidemic thresholds.

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The public is advised to aggressively continue the 4 o’clock habit to prevent and control dengue cases. The 4-S campaign stands for

  • Search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites
  • Secure Self-protection measures like wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and daily use of mosquito repellant
  • Seek early consultation
  • Support fogging/spraying only in hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks.

The CHO recorded a total of 1,135 cases with 14 deaths from Jan. 1 to April 16, 2022.

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page)

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