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Cebu mayor Loot orders intensified anti-dengue drive

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Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot has tasked the Municipal Health Office and barangay officials to enhance the effectiveness of dengue control programs.

Loot made the directive after 66 cases of dengue have been recorded in the town from January 1 to February 8.

The municipality, however, has not recorded any incident of death resulting from the mosquito-borne disease, the Cebu Daily News reported.

On Facebook, Daanbantayan town reported that dengue cases were recorded in 14 of its 20 barangays.

Barangay Poblacion has recorded 14 cases; Agujo (12 cases); Maya (9 cases); Pajo (eight cases); Talisay (six cases); Bitoon (five cases); Bateria (three cases); and Logon (three cases).

Barangays Bakhawan, Lanao, Malbago, Malingin, Paypay, and Tominjao each recorded one case of dengue.