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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dengue cases up 40% in first half of 2010

Via GMA News, a report from the Red Cross :

" The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has stepped up its campaign against dengue as it noted a 40-percent hike in dengue cases in the first half of 2010.Citing data from the Department of Health, the PRC said the number of cases in the first half of 2010 escalated to 25,283 or 40 percent more from the same period in 2009.

"The rise in the number of dengue cases for the first half of 2010 is very alarming. Thus, PRC should double its efforts to prevent dengue," former senator and PRC chairman Richard Gordon said in an article on the PRC website.

The PRC also noted the highest number of dengue cases this year were recorded in Region VIII (2,940), Region IV-A (2,751), Region XII (2,708) and Metro Manila (2,618).A total of 18,055 dengue cases were reported in the same period last year."

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