Dengue kills 7 in Bacolod


At least seven people were killed due to dengue in Bacolod City in the first eight months of 2018, the City Health Office said.

CHO Environment and Sanitation Division Head Dr. Grace Tan said that as of Sept. 8, they recorded 747 suspected dengue cases with seven fatalities.

But the CHO also said dengue cases in Bacolod City went down by 41 percent in the first eight months of 2018 (

Tan noted that during the same period in 2017, there were 1,265 cases with nine fatalities.

She said the fatalities’ ages ranged from six to 23. The latest fatality was a seven-year-old girl from Barangay Felisa.

For 2018, Tan said the highest number of dengue cases in the city were in Barangays Handumanan, Taculing, Mansilingan, Sum-ag, Singcang-Airport, Villamonte, Estefania, Alijis, Granada, and Tangub.

Meanwhile, Tan reminded residents to follow the four o’clock habit, keeping their surroundings clean and dry to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.