Two siblings are now confined at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital after they tested positive for dengue illness.

According to their parents, they rushed their 7-year-old daughter and her 12-year-old older brother to their health center in Loon town due to recurring fever in the past few days.

It was the attending medical personnel at the center who transferred them to the hospital in Tagbilaran City.

Laboratory tests were done and both were confirmed to have dengue.

The data provided by the Department of Health in Region 7 (DOH-7), as of June 8 this year, showed there were already 1,414 cases of dengue since January 1. There were also 13 recorded deaths in the province due to this.

Loon town had already 90 cases with 4 deaths as of June 8.

Buenavista town had the most number of cases of dengue in Bohol with 199 cases and 1 death. Tagbilaran City followed with 112 reported cases and 4 deaths. Inabanga town with 89 cases and 1 death. Sagbayan with 32 cases and 1 death. Loay town with 14 cases and 1 death. And Baclayon town with 11 cases and 1 death.

Bohol ranked second in the most number of dengue cases here in Central Visayas.

Cebu topped all the other provinces with 5,135 cases recorded. Negros Oriental came in 3rd with 1,327 cases and Siquijor with 70.

There are a total of 7,946 cases reported for dengue in the region.

Ma. Michelle Acosta, senior health program officer of DOH-7, said they are intensifying their information drive against dengue by advocating for the 4S strategy.

According to Acosta, cleanliness in the environment is the topmost way to prevent mosquitoes carrying dengue virus to propagate.

By Bohol Island News

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