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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Philippines : Dengue cases in NegOcc up

Via Global Nation :

" BACOLOD CITY : The incidence of dengue fever in Negros Occidental from January to May 8 went up by 145 percent compared to the same period last year.

In a report released Thursday, Negros Occidental provincial health officer Luisa Efren said the province registered 400 dengue fever cases over the five-month period, higher than the 163 reported during the same period in 2009.

Efren pointed out that only one dengue patient, from Himamaylan City, died this year, compared to two fatalities recorded a year ago."

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