LEPTOSPIROSIS cases in Bacolod City have increased by 80 percent from January to December 31, 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, City Health Office (CHO) records showed.

Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, said Tuesday, January 24, that they listed 45 leptospirosis cases with 11 deaths last year compared to 25 cases with six deaths in 2021.

Of the 45 cases, Barangay Singcang-Airport topped the number of cases with seven followed by Barangay Taculing with five; Barangay Alijis, Alangilan, Handumanan, Pahanocoy, Bata, and Estefania, with two cases each.

Barangays Sum-ag, Mandalagan, Tangub, Cabug, Sum-ag, Felisa, Mansilingan, Bata, Granada, Barangay 1, Barangay 2, Barangay 11, Barangay 40, Barangay 16, and Barangay 36 have one case each.

Tan said they were conducting information dissemination on appropriate garbage management and disposal to prevent the spread leptospirosis.

She said the Department of Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) was also conducting clearing of water runaways and drainage or sewerage.*