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‘4,642 animal bite cases in Bacolod’


The Bacolod City Health Office has recorded 4,642 animal bite cases in the first semester of the year, that included five monkey bites, Environmental Sanitation head of the City Health Office, Grace Tan, said at a press conference held at the Bacolod City Government Center on Wednesday.

There were 3,601 dog bites and 1,036 cat bites recorded from January to June in Bacolod, but no recorded cases of human rabies.

Brgy. Mansilingan had the most number with more than 350 cases, followed by barangays Taculing and Villamonte, with more than 300 animal bite cases.

The most populated barangays usually have the most cases because they tend to have more pets, Tan said.

Most of the cases occur during summer months, such as March and April, she added.

The total animal bites for January were 832, February – 692, March – 861, April – 842, May – 763, and June – 652.

Compared to last year, this year’s bite statistics had increased by 3.2 percent.

Last year’s first semester records showed 644 bites in January, February – 702, March – 740, April – 758, May – 925, and June – 729, totaling to 4,498.

As for vaccine utilization, CHO still has limited supply of anti-rabies vaccine, so they categorize the animal bites.

Category 1 is for when the victim has no wound, while category 2 is for when the victim has a scratch or punctuation without bleeding.For both cases they donot give vaccination.

Vaccination is given for category 3, when there is bleeding anywhere, or if there is a bite located somewhere in the head or neck, even without bleeding.*JAB


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