Dengue cases ‘down’-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
DENGUE cases in Negros Occidental are going down, said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang.
Based on the monitoring of the Negros Occidental Health Surveillance System (Nochess), dengue cases went down to 39 as of September 29 from 54 which covers September 1 to 15.
"The trend on a per week for this year is going down," Tumimbang said, as he cited the strong advocacy campaigns as factors for the downward trend.
He also thanked the media and the different government hospitals for their help.
Meanwhile, Tumimbang said there are still no reported cases of leptospirosis in areas affected by the floodings in the southern part of the province.
Records from Nochess show, though, that from January 1 to Sept. 21 this, there were 56 cases of the disease with four deaths.
"These are not related to flooding," he pointed out. Leptospirosis cases are not yet at the alarming level, Tumimbang said.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 12, 2013.