Negros tops dengue cases in WV at start of year: DOH

There are 59 newly reported dengue cases in Western Visayas as 2023 begins, the Department of Health said Tuesday, January 17.

The report said for Morbidity Week 1 from January 1 to 7 there were 57 cases, which are 7 percent higher compared to 55 in the same period in 2022.

The top three areas in WV with the highest number of newly-reported dengue cases are Negros Occidental – 21, Aklan – 17 and Bacolod – 9.

Antique had 7 cases, Capiz – 5, and Iloilo City, Guimaras and Iloilo province – 0, the DOH reported.

No new dengue deaths were reported.

The dengue virus is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, the DOH said.*

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