Bacolod Dads Urge Mayor to Institute Measures vs. Zika Virus
The legislative body of Bacolod City government has resolved during Wednesday’s session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, through the ordinance authored by Councilor Em Legaspi Ang, as Chairman of Committee on Health and Sanitation; Chairman, Committee on Social Services and Development; and Chairman, Committee on Tourism, and Local, National and International Cooperation, to urge City Health Officer Dr. Carmela Gensoli, through the Office of the City Mayor, to disseminate information and institute precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of Zika virus disease in the city.
Zika virus is transmitted by aedes mosquitoes, and detected through symptoms that include mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, malaise or headache, muscle and joint pains, which could last for two to seven days, and infection during pregnancy that can cause certain birth defects.
Therefore, the city government should be proactive in implementing vector control strategies aimed at reducing Aedes mosquito population, thus preventing a potential public health risk, Ang said.*