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Recent data from the Bacolod City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (BCESU) suggested a 4.2 percent increase in Dengue cases this month compared to the same period last year, the Bacolod City PIO reported Monday.

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City Health Environment Sanitation Division chief Dr. Grace Tan said Bacolod logged 50 Dengue cases with two deaths as of March 12, 2022.

The figure, she added, is a slight increase to the 48 recorded cases and two fatalities during the same period in 2021.

Barangay Singcang recorded the most number of Dengue cases with seven, followed by Mansilingan, 6; Granada and Mandalagan, five and Estefania, Cabug, Tangub, Pahanocoy and Banago with three cases each.

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“Dengue fever is caused by a virus from a female Aedes mosquito that lays its eggs in moist and dark areas,” Tan said, adding that these insects are also nesting in containers filled with water.

Tan also urged residents to maintain cleanliness inside their homes and surroundings, dispose or properly dry any containers that may hold water and seek medical help at the onset of symptoms.

She also encourages the public to put screens on their windows and wear long sleeves and pants.