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Chief of the National Center for Disease Prevention
National Program Coordinator for Filiriasis Elimination
Control Department of Health
National Filariasis Coordinator and NCDPC Division Chief
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MindaNews - Plantations good breeding grounds for mosquitoes -- DOH
Hernandez said mosquitoes use the axils of banana and abaca leaves as breeding areas. Health officials announced Friday that 56 percent of the cases of paralytic disease filariasis caused by mosquitoes in the Philippines are in Mindanao. Hernandez also cited a similar case with malaria, another disease carried by vector mosquitoes.
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Dr. Hernandez said LF can be eliminated through annual mass drug administrations (MDA) to residents 2-years-old and above for the first five years.
DOH declares Sorsogon malaria and filaria free
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