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Dengue kills 6-year-old
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

 

A 6-year-old boy from Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City succumbed to suspected dengue on March 17.

The first fatality was a five-year-old boy from Brgy. 17, who died on January 2.

CHO records show that, from January 1 to March 10, there were 144 recorded dengue cases in Bacolod City, compared to 216 last year covering the same period, or a decrease of 33.3 percent.

Barangay Sum-ag topped the list with 16 dengue cases, followed by Barangay Singcang-Airport with 15, Brgy. Taculing – 14, Brgy. Villamonte – 13, Brgys. Handumanan and Alijis – 12 each, Mansilingan – 9, and Brgys. Tangub, Mandalagan, Pahanocoy and Estefania – six each.

Meanwhile, a resolution enjoining all Bacolodnons to support the observance and commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day on Saturday, to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday.

The resolution authored by Councilor Ricardo Tan said TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the deaths of nearly 1.7 million people each year and representing the ninth leading cause of death globally.

The day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating TB as a public health burden, it said.

The resolution said the theme of World TB Day 2018 – “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free World” – focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level with heads of state and ministers of health, but at all levels from, mayors, governors, parliamentarians and community leaders, to people affected with TB, civil society advocates, health workers, doctors or nurses, and other partners.*CGS

 

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