(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Health office in Agusan Sur identifies dengue vector

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) shared a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to safeguard public health, particularly in the realm of endemic diseases. 

Recently, the dedicated team of medical technologists had the esteemed opportunity to collaborate with the bright minds of Agusan del Sur National Science High School (ASNSHS) in their groundbreaking research endeavor.

The focal point of this collaborative effort revolved around the critical issue of dengue prevention and control, a pressing concern within the community. With the unwavering support of the Municipal Health Office of San Francisco, they were granted access to their laboratory facilities and equipment, enabling them to conduct meticulous research with utmost precision and accuracy.

Under the guidance and expertise of the skilled medical technologists, alongside the enthusiastic participation of the students, the research study embarked upon the verification of the dengue vector by Aedes aegypti identification. 

Through rigorous examination and analysis, the samples collected from various water sources yielded a positive confirmation of the presence of Aedes eegypti larvae.

This pivotal discovery underscored the imperative for heightened awareness and proactive measures in combating the spread of dengue within our communities. As stewards of public health, it is incumbent upon the Agsurnons to remain vigilant and proactive in their efforts to mitigate the risk posed by this debilitating disease.

Everyone is encouraged to continue to stand united in the government's commitment to raising awareness, implementing preventive measures, and fostering a culture of health and well-being within the province. (Provincial Health Office/PIA-Agusan del Sur)