Bacolod dengue cases down 46.5% – CHO

Dengue cases in Bacolod City decreased by 46.5 percent in the first 20 days of the year compared to the same period in 2023, the Bacolod City Health Office reported on Monday, January 29.

The report showed that from January 1 to 20, the total reported dengue cases were 23 with no deaths, 46.5 percent lower than last year’s 43 cases with one death.

It also said that the age range of affected individuals was nine months to 78 years old and the age group with the most number of cases was 1 to 10 years old.

The CHO also said that most identified mosquito breeding places were located in collected water in uncovered containers in and out of homes.

The health office is urging Bacoleños to regularly check containers with water, especially after the rain for the presence of mosquitoes.

Meanwhile, the CHO recorded 24 suspected rotavirus cases, 16 cholera cases and 1 for leptospirosis in Bacolod this month.

Poor sanitation and hygiene were one of the risk factors identified by the CHO.*

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