Dengue cases up 34% in Bacolod City
Bacolod City (27 May) -- The number of dengue cases in Bacolod City has increased by about 34 percent from January to May 15 this year, although no deaths have been recorded by the Bacolod City Health Office.
CHO Statistician Warlito Valiente said that while there were no reported deaths in Bacolod this year, there were 13 deaths due to dengue from January to December last year.
The dengue cases from January 1 to May 15 has reached 266 this year based on records of the City Health Office, compared to 199 last year covering the same period.
Dr. Salome Biņas, city health officer, said that they will conduct information drive against dengue during the opening of classes and will monitor incidence of dengue in the different schools and in the whole city. (PIA/cad) [top]