Talisay tallies 4 dengue deaths

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A 4-YEAR-OLD girl from Barangay Biasong, Talisay City was the fourth to die of dengue in the city since January 2022.

This was confirmed by Dr. Lino Alanzado, head of the Talisay City Health, in an interview with reporter on Thursday morning, July 28, 2022.

Biasong is one of the barangays hit hard by the mosquito-borne disease.

"Pag interview namo sa mother kanang dili lang sad siya sure kon dengue naba to kay naghilanat ra ug kadiyot unya mokaon sad ang bata, by the time nga nadala siya sa district hospital luya na gyud ang bata," Alanzado said.

(When we interviewed the mother, she was not sure if it was dengue because the child only had fever for a while and had not lost her appetite, but by the time she was taken to the hospital, she was already weak).

"Medyo ulahi lang gyud ang bata nga nadala sa ospital mao nang wala na gyud natabang," he added.

(It was already late when she was brought to the hospital as she could no longer be revived).

The parents said they never expected it to happen, adding they were just surprised to see their child already weak when the hospital staff tried to revive her.

Alanzado said that dengue cases in the city are still high based on their monitoring.

Alanzado said that the City Health Office did not fail to remind the people about the necessary steps to be taken to avoid contracting the disease, such as cleaning their surroundings and get rid of stagnant water in unused vehicle tires, where dengue-carrying mosquitoes usually lay their eggs.

The Talisay City Health has also been conducting fogging around the city, especially in areas where there are many cases of dengue.

Alanzado advised the Talisaynons with fever that lasts two or more days to go to their nearest barangay health center for a checkup. (With TPT)

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