Via ABS-CBN :
" MANILA, Philippines : Dengue cases could reach a record-high 80,000 this year, the Department of Health (DOH) warned on Tuesday.
The DOH recorded 40,648 dengue cases from January-July 2010, up 48% from 27,473 in the same period last year.
Dr. Eric Tayag, head of the DOH’s National Epidemiology Center, expects more cases to surface amid the rainy season.
“Dahil nagkaroon ng El Niño, ang mga tao nag-imbak ng tubig. Ngayon naman, second phase na tag-ulan (at) inaasahan (ang) pagtaas ng kaso,” he said.
He advised the public to clean their surroundings and get rid of mosquito breeding grounds such as stagnant water.
In response to the threat, some hospitals have set up express lanes for dengue patients. "