PAO chief says best way to prevent dengue is to clean environment

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Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief lawyer Persida Acosta said in an interview with GMA News TV’s Unang Balita on August 2 that the best way to prevent dengue is to clean the environment.

“Ang best way to prevent dengue is to clean the environment,” PAO chief Acosta said. “Bakit hindi ikinampanya ‘yan ng DOH (Department of Health)? Kinampanya ba nila?”

“Sa aking pamilya dalawa ang na-dengue – pero ligtas. Lamok ang kumagat hindi Dengvaxia,” she said.

She noted that her family members who had dengue survived because of IV fluids, steroids, probiotics prescribed by physicians for hydration. “Kung ibibigay mo Dengvaxia ‘di gamot ang Dengvaxia. Hindi gamot sa epidemya ‘yan,” she added.