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Dengue cases in Bacolod up by 193.1%
DENGUE cases in Bacolod City have continued to increase, now at 193.1 percent higher as of November 12, 2022 compared to the same period last year.
Records from the City Health Office (CHO) showed that the city had a total of 916 dengue cases with 13 fatalities.
For the same period last year, there were only 317 cases and three deaths.
Records also showed that of the 61 barangays, Barangays Granada and Mansilingan were identified as dengue hotspots or barangays with an increasing number of dengue cases for four consecutive weeks.
Dr. Grace Tan, head of City Health Office’s Environment Sanitation Division, said the barangays with clustering of dengue cases from October 22 to November 12, 2022 include Barangays Granada, Mansilingan, Taculing, Bata, Handumanan, Mandalagan, Singcang-airport, Vista Alegre, Banago, Villamonte and Alijis.
She said they were conducting spraying and fogging in various barangays including the schools to prevent the increase of dengue infection.
“We also have intensive health education campaigns in various barangays on dengue disease transmission, early consultation, and importance of searching and destroying mosquito breeding places,” she added.
Tan also reiterated that the public should practice the 4S program of the Department of Health.
The 4S stands for “Search and destroy” mosquito-breeding sites, practice “Self-protection measures” such as wearing of long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and daily use of mosquito repellent), “Seek early consultation”, and “Support fogging/spraying.”*