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Nakakaalarma! Dengue cases up by 73% in Negros Occidental

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A significant rise in the number of dengue fever cases was reported in Negros Occidental.

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) said there were 2,800 dengue cases recorded from January to June this year, 73 percent higher compared to last year’s 1,600 during the same period.

The escalating dengue situation in the province was “alarming,” said PHO head Ernell Tumimbang.

The areas with high dengue cases include the cities of Kabankalan, San Carlos, Bago, Cadiz, and the town Cauayan.

A total of 20 dengue deaths occured this year, according to the PHO.

Cadiz City had the highest number of fatalities followed by the cities of Escalante, San Carlos and the town of Candoni.

Tumimbang advised the public to always to maintain cleanliness in their households and eliminate any possible breeding grounds.