3,418 dengue cases noted
Dengue cases in Negros Oriental increased by 6.6 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, but with less deaths, records of the Integrated Provincial Health Office show.
IPHO chief, Dr. Edgar Barredo, yesterday said that, from January 1 to December 21, 2013, the province recorded 3,418 cases of dengue with seven deaths, compared to 3,208 with 10 fatalities in the same period in 2012.
Dumaguete topped the list of the cities and towns with high number of dengue cases last year, with 1,041, followed by Sibulan, 350; Tanjay City, 309; Bais City, 147; Siaton, 115; Mabinay, 114; Bacong and Zamboanguita, 101 cases each; and Manjuyod and Sta. Catalina, 96 cases each, the IPHO records show.
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