By Paulo Loreto Lim
According to a recent data from the Iloilo City Health Office (CHO), between January and August 30 of this year, there have been a total 197 dengue cases recorded in the city, a drop from 968 during the same period last year, a decrease of 80 percent.
“We can attribute the decrease of dengue cases [to] active participation and involvement of the barangays,” said CHO head, Dr. Bernard Caspe.
He added, CHO recorded a total of six dengue-related deaths last year.
According to a report last month, a three-year-old girl from Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City marked the seventh-dengue related death in Bacolod City this year.
Additionally, the Bacolod CHO recorded a total 786 dengue cases between January and August this year; 18.5 percent higher compared to the 662 cases recorded during the same period last year./PLL, WDJ