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Bacolod: Negros Occidental dengue cases down 31%

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Dengue cases in Negros Occidental have shown a steady decline in the first two months of 2024, dropping by 31 percent compared to the same period last year.

Based on the reports of the Provincial Health Office, 280 dengue cases were recorded last year, compared to 196 cases this year, a reduction of 90 cases, or 31.46 percent lower.

PHO also logged zero deaths for the first two months of this year.

Cadiz City topped the list with 22 cases, San Carlos City – 21, Silay City – 19, Victorias City -13. La Carlota City and Sagay City both recorded 11 dengue cases each, while Bago City and Talisay City logged 10 each.

Nine cases were recorded both in Manapla and Cauayan.

PHO records further showed that those affected by dengue are with ages from zero to 78 years old, where the age range of one to 10 years old was the most affected.

In the same period, PHO also recorded 608 cases of influenza like illnesses in Negros Occidental.

Isabela remains on top of the list of the PHO, having the most number of such cases at 345, followed by Pontevedra at 145, Don Salvador Benedicto – 62, and San Carlos City – 52.

(Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS))

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