BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
There are five deaths and out of 26 total cases of leptospirosis in Bacolod City, based on reports from the Bacolod City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (BCESU) of the Bacolod City Health Office.
The BCESU also reported three confirmed cholera cases out of 35 suspected cases in the city.
The barangays with confirmed cholera cases are Brgys. Mansilingan, Tangub and Sum-ag.
The CHO took note of various water sources from among the barangays with cholera cases, such as deep well, open dug well, different water refilling stations, and Baciwa-Prime Water.
However, there were no cholera organisms noted in water samples from community sources that have been tested in laboratories.
The CHO conducted epidemiological investigation of these cases and have taken water sampling of community water sources which it had sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, as well as coordinated with hospitals, Prime Water, the barangays, city, barangay health stations and has also inspected water refilling stations in Bacolod City.*