CHO Environmental Sanitation Division head Dr. Grace Tan announced yesterday that the number of dengue cases in Bacolod City decreased by about 17 percent as of late November this year compared to last year.
Based on the morbidity week report given to the media yesterday,the number of patients admitted due to dengue in Bacolod City decreased by 16.6 percent or a total of 1,714 cases as of Nov. 25 compared to the 2,056 cases of the same time period last year.
Tan also reported that the number of deaths also decreased from 16 last year to 13, with the average age of the victims ranging from 7-12 years old.
She also said that the recently reported death due to dengue included a 22-year old man who also hadcomplications of Leptospirosis.
Barangay Mansilingan has the highest number of cases with 147, followed by Taculing with 129 and Mandalagan with 123.
Tan also said that most of the deaths occurred due to the delayed hospitalization of the victims. To prevent more dengue cases one must practice personal and environmental hygiene, she added.
Meanwhile, she also reminded the public to avoid oily and fatty food this holiday season as the non-communicable diseases this month havereportedly been increasing.
These non-communicable diseases include high blood pressure and diabetes that are rampant this season of holidays, Tan said.
“We must remember to consider our health and limit the intake of fats, oils, and sugars that are usually found in desserts,” she added. * Pauline Graceane Pa-oyon
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