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Bacolod records 4 dengue deaths for 2022

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Bacolod City recorded four dengue deaths this year, with all victims coming from the southern part of the city.

Records from the City Health Office showed that there were 15 recorded cases of dengue in Bacolod from January 1 to May 7.

Dr. Grace Tan, CHO Environmental Sanitation Division head, yesterday said the figure is 57.5 percent higher than the number of cases last year covering the same period. There were 73 recorded dengue cases last year in Bacolod with two deaths.

The age range of affected individuals is between 8 months to 77 years old, she said.

Tan added the dengue victims involved an 11-year-old boy from Brgy. Singcang; a 20-year-old female from Brgy. Pahanocoy; a 19-year-old male from Brgy. Sum-ag; and 75-year-old male from Brgy. Tangub.

Barangays Singcang and Estefania topped the 61 barangays of Bacolod in terms of the number of dengue cases. Both barangays have 14 cases each followed by Brgys. Mansilingan and Granada with 10 cases each, Mandalagan – 9, Sum-ag and Ailis – 8 each, Tangub – 7, Banago – 5 and Pahanocoy – 4.

Tan said the common reasons for complications and death are being late or refusing to seek treatment and consultation, and low or decreased intake of fluids.

She said there are hydration stations and Oresol available in health centers, while Dengue NS1 kits for rapid detection of dengue are available at the CHO laboratory.

The common breeding places of mosquitoes are stored or collected water inside and around the homes, Tan said.

She pointed out the importance of observing the 4S in the fight against dengue which are – search and destroy probable and nesting places of mosquitoes, self-protection including use of mosquito net on patients suspected with dengue, seek early treatment, and say yes to fogging and spraying only if with clustering of cases in the affected area.*

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