Dengue out­break dec­la­ra­tion eyed in 10 NegOcc areas

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NE­GROS Oc­ci­den­tal Gov­er­nor Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son said there is al­ready a rec­om­men­da­tion for 10 areas in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal to de­clare a dengue out­break.

Lac­son said yes­ter­day that he is leav­ing the de­ci­sion to the lo­cal govern­ment units whether or not they can make the dec­la­ra­tion.

Oth­er­wise, Lac­son said the Pro­vin­cial Health Of­fice (PHO) does not want to de­clare a prov­ince-wide out­break as the num­ber of cases is still not yet “in the level.”

Based on the lat­est data re­leased by the PHO, they have recorded a to­tal of 4,230 dengue-re­lated cases in the prov­ince.

Ka­bankalan City and Mur­cia have al­ready de­clared an out­break, with the Ka­bankalan City govern­ment or­der­ing the re­lease of P4 mil­lion for the pur­chase of nec­es­sary medicines./tde

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