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Bacolod dengue cases rise by 84.5%

BACOLOD — The City Health Office (CHO) reminded Bacolodnons anew to "search and destroy" mosquito breeding places as dengue cases rose by 84.5 percent from January to July.
Records of CHO showed that as of July 8, cases reached 535 compared to only 290 during the same period last year.
Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, said Thursday rains and stagnant water have increased cases in the city starting two weeks ago.
"Our advocacy now is searching and destroying the breeding grounds of mosquitoes," Tan said.
Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits the virus that causes dengue fever.
Records further showed that from January to July this year, five young children had died of dengue.
These include a 10-year-old boy in Barangay Sum-ag, five-year-old boy in Barangay Singcang-Airport, an eight-year-old boy in Barangay Granada, a two-year-old boy in Barangay 14, and a 12-year-old in Barangay Handumanan.
Only two children died from January to July last year.
Villages with the highest recorded dengue cases this year so far are Vista Alegre, with 62; Mansilingan, 52; Granada, 42; Handumanan, 36; Mandalagan, 33; Villamonte, 31; Estefania and Banago, 28 each; Alijis, 27; and Taculing, 26. (PNA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800