Girl, 7, dies of dengue

A SEVEN-year-old girl from Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City died of suspected dengue on September 8, said Dr. Grace Tan, City Health Office (CHO)-Environmental Sanitation Division head.

Tan said the girl, who was in critical condition, was admitted at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital and expired less than 24 hours with no history of consultation.

She said the girl was the seventh fatality since January in 2018.

On September 1, a six-year-old girl in Barangay Villamonte died.

In August, a six-year-old girl in Barangay Singcang-Airport and a 23-year-old woman in Barangay Alijis also died.

In March, an eleven-year-old boy in Barangay Pahanocoy and a six-year-old boy in Barangay Felisa also died and a six-year-old girl in Barangay Sum-ag passed away as well in February.

Tan said from January to September, 2018, Bacolod has a total of 747 dengue cases which decreased by 41 percent compared to last year’s 1,265 cases with nine deaths during the same period.

Of the 747 cases, Barangay Handumanan posted the highest number of cases with 74.

Others include Barangay Taculing with 64 cases; Barangay Mansilingan, 63; Barangay Sum-ag, 55; Barangay Singcang-Airport, 50; Barangay Villamonte, 47; Barangay Estefania, 45; Barangay Alijis, 41; Barangay Granada, 34 and Barangay Tangub, 33.

“We are encouraging the public to do the clean-up especially, the 4 o’clock habit because the dengue-carrying mosquitoes are most active at dusk, just before evening,” Tan said.

She said the public should always clean the surroundings to destroy the breeding grounds of the mosquitoes.

“If you have a fever for more than two days, you should seek early consultation and drink more fluids or Oresol,” she added.


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