Despite the long absence of heavy rainfall, the Talisay City Health in the Province of Cebu has warned Talisaynons not to be complacent about dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Dr. Lino Alanzado, Talisay City Health Officer, said that dengue cases are still possible even with the extreme hot weather as water storage areas abd water containers can be breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a carrier of the dengue virus. 

Gallons, pails, and other containers lined up by the roadside and filled during water rationing  that are left uncovered are possible areas where Aedes mosquitoes can lay eggs, Alanzado said as a reminder to the public.

The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) recorded 33 dengue cases in Talisay City from January 2024 to March 2024. However, Alanzado said that only eight of the cases were confirmed.

No cases of death from dengue is recorded this year, according to RESU data.