Bacolod notes spike in Dengue cases


The City Health Office of Bacolod noted an increase in dengue cases in May, compared to the same period last year.

CHO Environment Sanitation Division Chief Dr. Grace Tan said the city tallied 115 dengue cases with four fatalities as of May 7.

This came as a 57.5 percent increase compared to the reported 73 dengue cases with two deaths during the same period in 2021.

BCESU data further indicated that Barangays Singcang and Estefania recorded the most number of cases with 14, followed by Barangays Mansilingan and Granada, 10; Mandalagan, nine; Sum-ag and Alijis, eight; Tangub, seven; Banago, five and Barangay Pahanocoy with four cases.

Among the most common breeding places for Aedis mosquitoes include collected or stored water inside and around homes, according to Tan.

The CHO advised the community to search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; secure self-protection measures; seek early consultation and support fogging.

The CHO is also active in distributing larvicides and spraying and fogging in barangays and public places.