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Bacolod dengue cases up 72%

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Bacolod City – The total reported dengue cases in Bacolod City have increased from 15 in the month of May alone, reaching 138 cases or 72.5 percent higher compared to the number of cases covering the same period last year, which was 80 with two deaths.

Out of the 138 suspected dengue cases from January 1 to May 21, the City Health Office Environmental Sanitation Division recorded four deaths, including an 11-year-old male from Brgy. Singcang; a 20-year-old female from Pahanocoy; 19-year-old male from Sum-ag and a 75-year-old-male from Tangub.

Dr. Grace Tan, CHO Environmental Sanitation Division head, said the age range of affected individuals is 7 months to 77-years-old

Tan said the barangays with the highest number of cases are Singcang with 17 cases, Estefania – 16, Tangub – 11; Mansilingan, Granada and Alijis with 10 cases each, Mandalagan and Sum-ag with 9 cases each, Taculing – 6, Banago and Villamonte with 5 cases each.

The CHO reminded the public to make it a daily habit of inspecting the house or office and its surroundings for presence of mosquitoes and stagnant water and to get rid of possible breeding places of mosquitoes.

Tan is also urging those who have fever to take Oresol or drink plenty of water and eat healthy food, as well as to seek early consultation particularly if they rashes or are feeling weak. They can also visit the health center to get advice or teleconsult with their doctors.

Fogging and spraying are being conducted if there is clustering of dengue cases in a particular area in observance of Department of Health guidelines, she added. (Chrysee Semillano via tvds photo by sunstar)

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