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Health Office reports clustering of dengue cases, rise by 48 this week

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The local health office’s Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (BCESU) has recently reported a total of 393 dengue cases as of 16 July 2022, an increase of 48 cases compared to last week’s 345.

This figure is 216.9 percent higher than the cases reported for the same period last year.

Villages with highest cases are Mansilingan with 37, Estefania (33), Tangub (32), Taculing (29), Singcang (26), Sum-ag (25), Alijis and Villamonte, (24 each), Mandalagan and Handumanan, (19 each), Granada and Cabug (17 each), and Felisa having the least number of infections with 10.

Due to the continue rise in cases, the Health Office has advised residents to regularly check and clean their surroundings especially in areas where mosquitoes can grow and attack the household.

Reported cases from the first week of July was at 308.

The age range of those affected is one month to 86 while the median age is 14.

Mira Nicole Magbanua
Mira Nicole Magbanua
Nicole Magbanua is a voice artist, a fledgling journalist, and a driven young leader, out to maximize her full potential through a mic, a script, and her vocal chords.
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