BACOLOD CITY, July 25 — The City Health Office (CHO) reminded residents of Bacolod to practice the “4S” to prevent and control dengue.
Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, issued the reminder after dengue cases in Bacolod continued to increase as of this July 15.
The “4S” means Search and destroy mosquito breeding places, use Self-protection measures, Seek early consultation for fever lasting more than two days, and Say no to indiscriminate fogging.
Last week, CHO records showed that from January to July 8, cases reached 535 compared to only 290 during the same period last year.
As of Tuesday, it increased to 610 cases, with six deaths. A seven-year-old girl in Barangay Tangub died last week.
In the past months, fatalities due to dengue included a 10-year-old boy in Barangay Sum-ag, five-year-old boy in Barangay Singcang-Airport, an eight-year-old boy in Barangay Granada, a two-year-old boy in Barangay 14, and a 12-year-old in Barangay Handumanan.
Tan said the CHO’s advocacy is searching and destroying the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.
“Practice cleaning the surroundings not only outside, but also inside the house,” she added.
The top five barangays with the most number of cases include Vista Alegre, with 62; Mansilingan, 52; Granada, 42; Handumanan, 36; and Mandalagan, 33.