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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Philippines : 193 dengue deaths in PH since January


Seventeen-year-old Glency Mae has been confined at East Avenue Hospital for dengue. Her mouth and gums are bleeding and she is being treated through IV fluids.

Dr. Charee Taguba-Ong of East Avenue Medical Center said there are more dengue patients now that the rainy season has begun.

"Tumaas ang admission. At least 5 patients per day na since May to June compared to 1 to 2 patients per day from January to April," Taguba-Ong said.

Taguba-Ong added that since June, they had two mortalities -- children aged 4 and 7 who were brought to the hospital too late.

"Dumating po sila, 5 days nang nilalagnat. Pag ganun huwag ipasawalang bahala lalo na sa mga bata."

The Department of Health (DOH) reports there has been a total of 42,207 dengue cases nationwide from January 1 to June 8, 2013 with 193 deaths.

This is 1.07 percent lower compared to the same period last year with 42,663 cases and 285 deaths."

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