Dengue cases in Bacolod down by 28.4%

Dengue cases in Bacolod down by 28.4%

The number of dengue cases in Bacolod City dropped by 28.4 percent from January 1 to February 24 this year compared to the same period last year.

Records from the City Health Office (CHO) showed that the city had a total of 63 dengue cases, with zero fatalities.

For the same period last year, there were 88 cases and one death.

Dr. Grace Tan, head of the City Health Office-Environment Sanitation Division, said of the 61 barangays, Taculing had the highest number of cases with 15, followed by Barangays Mansilingan, Tangub, Cabug, and Handumanan with four cases each, and Barangays 16, Granada, and Banago with three cases each.

She said dengue still affects people of different ages and genders through the bite of female-infected mosquitoes, adding that most commonly noted mosquito breeding places include the water in uncovered containers both inside and outside of the houses.

Tan noted that they were conducting spraying and fogging in various barangays to prevent the increase in dengue infection.

The CHO also intensified its advocacy or information drive through bench talks, “recorida,” and quad media campaigns.

Tan urged the public to practice the 5S dengue prevention, which stands for search and destroy, use self-protection, seek early treatment, say yes to fogging or spraying, and stay hydrated.*


No stories found.

Just in

No stories found.

Branded Content

No stories found.
SunStar Publishing Inc.