DENGUE cases in Negros Occidental has dropped by 41.43 percent this year compared to the same period last year, records at the Provincial Health Office showed.

As of May 27, the total reported cases in the province were 509, or 360 cases lower compared to the same period in 2022 with 809.

San Carlos City posted the most number of cases with 74.

Individuals who are infected for the second time with dengue that comes from daytime mosquito bites are at greater risk of severe dengue, health authorities warned.

Severe dengue symptoms often come after the fever has gone away that includes severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums or nose fatigue,restlessness, blood in vomit or stool, being very thirsty, pale and cold skin feeling weak, health authorities further said.*