Gov Lacson tells LGUs: Step up anti-dengue drive

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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson called on local government units (LGUs) to intensify measures to prevent the spread of intensify measures against mosquito borne diseases.

As of last week, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded 4,831 cases of dengue this year, including 29 deaths.

Lacson discouraged the indiscriminate fogging as he stressed the need to search and destroy possible dengue breeding sites. (

A total of 10 LGUs have been recommended to declare states of calamity or epidemics in their areas and to use their calamity funds, according to the governor.

The PHO report indicated that Kabankalan City topped the list of the 31 LGUs in the province with the most number of dengue cases, with 72.