The CALABARZON Sectoral Committee on Social Development/Social Protection (SCSD/SP) endorsed to the Regional Delopment Council for support the recommended convergence efforts to address the WILD diseases during its Fourth Quarter Meeting on November 9 via Zoom video conference. This aims to preempt biological hazards against Waterborne diseases, Influenza-like illness, Leptospirosis and Dengue also termed as WILD diseases.

Dr. Evamarie V. Torio, Infectious Disease Cluster Head of DOH Region IV-A, emphasized the need for prevention on the occurrence of WILD dieases during this rainy season. The DOH are on heightened surveillance against possible outbreaks of WILD diseases which may occur following the occurrence of typhoons and floods. She explained the possible biological hazards of each disease to the community, its symptoms, and actions to be taken by an infected person. Dr. Torio highlighted the recommended actions from DILG, DepEd, DSWD, DENR, LGUs and members of other health and non-health sectors to arrest and avoid possible disease outbreak.

The SCSD/SP supports the recommended preemptive measures against the WILD diseases and encourages participation of the community to keep and maintain CALABARZON Region a healthy and productive Region.

Laurece Francia R. Tanyag, NEDA Region IV-A | November 10, 2022