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Chikungunya cases reach 900 in Indang

  • Written by Dennis Caparas Abrina
  • Published in Provincial
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INDANG, Cavite -- Some 900 chikungunya cases were reported in 16 barangays in this upland town by the Provincial Health Office.

Last September 27, 470 cases of chikungunya were reported in Bgys. Agus-os, Guyam Malaki, Calum-pang, Guyam Munti, Poblacion and Cerca and has reached 900 cases as of October 12, according to Mayor Perfecto Fidel.
   
“We were conducting fumigation and clean-up drive on all barangays to stop this outbreak,” Fidel said
   
The locality is still placed under a state of calamity due to the spread of the mosquito-borne disease in the area.
   
Chikungunya virus is a mosquito bite disease like dengue and Zika virus wherein the patient suffers high fever and muscle pains, among other symptoms.