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City Health Office: Stop hunting spiders to help prevent dengue

TO HELP prevent dengue cases in Bacolod, the City Health Office (CHO) urged the public to stop hunting spiders because they are building a web to trap and kill mosquitoes.

“If we have so many spider webs, the mosquitoes will be trapped and killed by the spiders,” Doctor Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, said on Tuesday, July 25.

Tan said the public should continue adapting the “4S” program of the Department of Health.

The 4S stands for search and destroy mosquito breeding places; use self-protection measures; seek early consultation for fever lasting more than two days; and say no to indiscriminate fogging.

CHO records showed from January to July 15 this year, Bacolod has a total of 610 dengue cases, with six deaths, all young children.

The latest is a seven-year-old girl in Barangay Tangub.

Barangay Vista Alegre recorded the highest number of dengue cases, with 62 cases. Mansilingan has 52 cases; Granada, 42; Handumanan, 36; and Mandalagan, 33.

“We should always practice cleaning the surroundings not only outside, but also inside the house,” she said.
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