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Deaths rise, dengue
alert threshold up
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The dengue alert threshold was up in Negros Occidental at the end of 2017 with the number of deaths having hit 41, a Provincial Health Office report released yesterday showed.

Bacolod City also had 14 dengue deaths in 2017 for a total of 55 last year in the city and province.

The PHO Dengue Fever Surveillance Report from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2017 said an alert threshold was a warning for an epidemic.

The 41 dengue deaths in 2017 were 10 more than those recorded in 2016, the report said.

The most number of dengue deaths in 2017 were in Sagay City at 8, followed by Hinigaran, San Carlos City and Bago City at 4 each, Escalante City, Victorias City and Kabankalan City – 3 each, Cadiz City and Silay City – 2 each, and San Enrique, Calatrava, Pontevedra, Himamaylan City, Ilog, Pulupandan, La Carlota City and EB Magalona – 1 each.

However, the 4,284 dengue cases in 2017 were 32 percent lower than the 6,269 cases in 2016, the PHO report said.

Of the 4,284 dengue cases Bago City has the most at489, followed by Sagay City with 366, San Carlos City?351, Silay City?306, Kabankalan City ?293, Victorias City ?255, Cadiz City?197, Talisay City?184, E.B. Magalona?182, Hinigaran?182, La Carlota City?179, Escalante?149;

Murcia?112, Pulupandan?106, Ilog?96, Himamaylan City?94, Pontevedra?80, Cauayan?78, Valladolid?77, Binalbagan?71, Calatrava?66, La Castellana?52, Salvador Benedicto?51, San Enrique?49, Manapla?49, Isabela?45, Hinoba-an?43, Moises Padilla?33, Toboso?27, Sipalay?14, and Candoni?6.*CPG

 

 

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