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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Philippines : 58 students die in dengue

A report from Sun Star :

" THE Department of Education (DepEd) urged its regional directors and superintendents nationwide to intensify their campaign against dengue following reports that 58 students have already died from the dreaded virus.

The alarming development prompted the DepEd to instruct all school officials to take necessary measures against the spread of the disease in schools.

According to a report by the department's Health and Nutrition Center, there are 4,738 confirmed dengue cases in schools nationwide.

Education Chief Armin Luistro said: "We should work together to contain the outbreak of dengue. Students' welfare should be our primary concern."

In Quezon City, where tremendous increases of cases were reported, a "Dengue Buster Seminar" was recently made to heighten awareness on the importance of cleanliness at home and in school."

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