Bacolod dengue cases decrease by 30.1 percent

CASES of dengue in Bacolod City decreased by 30.1 percent in the first three months of this year compared to the cases recorded in the same period last year, records of City Health Office (CHO) showed.

Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, said Wdnesday, April 25, they listed 172 cases with three deaths from January 1 to March 31 this year compared to last year’s 246 cases with three deaths during the same period.

In February this year, the fatality was a six-year-old girl from Barangay Sum-ag.

In March, a six-year-old boy from Barangay Felisa and 11 year-old-boy from Barangay Pahanocoy also died due to dengue.

Of the 172 cases, Barangay Villmaonte recorded the highest number of 17 cases.

Others are Barangay Sum-ag with 16 cases; Barangays Singcang-Airport, Taculing, Handumanan and Alijis, 15 each; Barangay Mansilingan, 12; Barangays Estefania, Tangub and Pahanocoy, seven each; Barangays Mandalagan, and Banago, six each; and Barangays Granada and Felisa, four each.

Tan reiterated the need to practice the “4S” in households and surroundings to prevent and control dengue.

“4S” means Search and Destroy mosquito breeding place; use Self-protection measures; Seek early consultation for fever lasting more than two days; and Say no to indiscriminate fogging.


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