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Dengue cases in Negros Occidental rise in 2022

/ 07:56 PM May 20, 2022
Dengue cases in Negros Occidental increased by 126.16 percent in Western Visayas in 2022.

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BACOLOD CITY—Dengue cases in Negros Occidental increased by 126.16 percent in Western Visayas in 2022.

Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, on Thursday, May 19, said there have been 389 dengue cases in Negros Occidental from January 1 to May 7, or an increase by 217 cases compared to the 172 cases in 2021.

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Five persons also died of dengue fever in Negros Occidental this year compared to three in 2021, he said.

San Carlos City has the highest number of dengue cases at 36, followed by Hinigaran- 34, La Carlota City – 32, Himamaylan City – 30, Sagay City – 24, Cadiz City – 21, Kabankalan City – 21, Calatrava -18, Cauayan -16, Binalbagan – 14, Valladolid -13, Bago City -12, Escalante City – 12, Hinoba-an – 12, Isabela – 12, Talisay City -11, Pontevedra – 9, Silay City -9, Murcia – 7, Toboso – 7, Manapla – 6, San Enrique -6, Moises Padilla – 5, EB Magalona – 4, Pulupandan – 4, Sipalay City – 3, and 2 each in Candoni, Ilog, La Castellana Salvador Benedicto and Victorias City.

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Binalbagan had the highest increase in cases from 1 in 2021 to 14 this year.

Tumimbang said dengue cases increase every three years because that is its epidemiologic cycle.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

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