Bacolod: Negros Occidental dengue cases increasing

photo courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star

Bacolod City – The Provincial Health Office is focusing its anti-dengue campaign on 10 towns and cities with the highest number of dengue cases among local government units in Negros Occidental.

PHO data indicated an increase of 7.55 percent in dengue cases in the province, from 712 cases for the period of January to June 29 this year, compared to 662 cases during the same period in 2023.

It also logged three dengue related deaths in the first six months of 2024.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Girlie Pinongan over-the-weekend said that they have recorded more dengue cases admitted to hospitals in Hinobaan and Sipalay City.

The top 10 LGUs in terms of dengue cases logged by PHO were Hinobaan with 70, 64 cases and one death in Sipalay City, Cadiz City – 63, San Carlos City – 53, Silay City and Cauayan at 46 cases each, Kabankalan City – 43, Talisay City – 33, Victorias City – 32, and 30 in Sagay City.

Pinongan said they have already informed the concerned LGUs and their respective local chief executives, to initiate sanitation interventions aimed at preventing dengue cases.

The age group with the most number of cases ranged from one to 10 years old.

On the other hand, the Bacolod City Health Office also logged 179 dengue cases in the highly urbanized city, indicating a 19.7 percent decrease from last year’s 223 cases, covering the same period.

Dengue fever outbreaks often occur during the rainy season. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star)

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