Butete v dengue: Open canals seeded with tadpoles in Cavite
GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite — The city government has seeded open canals and estuaries with tadpoles to prevent the spread of dengue in the barangays.
Dr. Jonathan Luseco of the City Health Office was joined by village leaders, barangay health workers, and volunteers in tadpole seeding. These tadpoles feed on wrigglers of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
The vector control method is part of the city’s massive drive to contain dengue through the Department of Health (DOH) “Sabayang 4 O’clock Habit para Deng-Get Out” campaign.
Aside from the seeding operation, local and national government agencies also conducted massive clean-up operations in open canals in Barangay Pasong Camachile.
The clean-up teams of volunteers removed trashes that clogged waterways, which are possible breeding sites of the dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
“Dapat po hindi lang local government unit nagtatrabaho, dapat po buong community. Hindi po ito kaya ng CHO lang, ng iilang volunteers lang (this is not the work of the local government unit alone, but of the entire community. The CHO and few volunteers cannot do this alone),” Luseco said in an interview. (Dennis Abrina/PNA)
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