BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Time to take out the mosquito-repellent lotion, and pour out clean stagnant water from their containers.
Dengue season is at its peak with data from villages with the most number of cases running to double digits.
Date from the City Health Office showed that as of 18 June 2022, among the Top 10 villages in Bacolod City with the highest number of dengue cases, Tangub ranked first with 23 cases followed by Estefania (21), Singcang Airport (19), Sum ag (18), Mandalagan (17), Mansilingan (16), Villamonte (14), Taculing and Granada (13 each), and Alijis (11).
Earlier, Physician Grace Tan, head of the Environmental Sanitation Division of the Bacolod Health Office told DNX as of 28 May 2022, their office has recorded 165 cases with four dead compared to 81 cases and two dead for the same period last year. This year’s cases represent a 103 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021.
The Health Department manual defines an epidemic as referring to “the occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior, or other health-related events clearly in excess of normal expectancy.