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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Philippines : Dengue cases in Cagayan rise by 111 percent

Via Manila Bulletin :

" TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan : Health authorities here warned local residents and tourists on the sudden surge in the number of dengue fever cases in the province after the local department here recorded a 111-percent rise in dengue fever cases over the first five months of this year as compared with the same period last year.

From 90 cases for the first five months last year, the dengue fever cases this year increased to 191 which forced concerned authorities to issue the necessary advisories to the public to take the necessary preventive measures in order to abate the expected increase in the dreaded disease.

With the onset of the rainy season, provincial and health officials believe there will be a continuous rise in dengue fever cases because of the increase in stagnant water which is the favorite breeding ground of the dengue-carrying mosquitoes."

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