• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (BCESU) recorded a total of 129 dengue cases in Bacolod City, with two reported deaths, as of April 22.
The fatalities are 9-year-old girl from Brgy. Villamonte, and a 6-year-old girl from Brgy. Tangub.
The figure is 25.2 percent higher than cases last year, which was 103, with 4 deaths.
Barangay Mansilingan recorded 17 cases; Granada and Tangub – 9 each; Pahanocoy – 8; Estefania, Cabug, Taculing and Vista Alegre – 7 each; Mandalagan and Singcang – 6 each; and Villamonte, Alijis and Bata – 5 each.
Meanwhile, the BCESU also recorded a total of 32 suspected cases of leptospirosis in Bacolod City, with four deaths.
The victims include a 69-year-old male from Brgy. Taculing, a 28-year-old male from Banago, a 16-year-old male from Handumanan, and a 44-year-old male from Villamonte.
The total number of cases is 357.1 percent higher than the cases reported last year.
The barangays with reported suspected Leptospirosis cases are Estefania, Mansilingan, and Bata with 4 cases each; Banago – 3; and Felisa, Villamonte, Vista Alegre and Brgy. 35 with 2 cases each.
All cases have unrecalled history of wading in flood/contaminated water.
Most common reason for complications and death is delayed health seeking behavior.*