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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dengue kills 77 in Davao City, NegOcc and Northern Mindanao

Via ABS-CBN News :

" MANILA, Philippines : Dengue fever cases in the provinces continue to rise despite the Department of Health's (DOH) intensified information campaign on the disease.

In reports gathered by ABS-CBN Regional Network Groups in Northern Mindanao, Davao City and Negros Occidental, a total of 77 dengue patients have died since January up to the month of July.

The DOH's regional office in Northern Mindanao said a total of 3,307 dengue cases with 44 deaths have been recorded in the region from January to July 23 this year.

Jaime Bernadas, DOH-Northern Mindanao director, said the figure is more than 200% higher than the 858 dengue cases with 10 deaths during the first 7 months of last year.

On Tuesday, 6-year-old CJ Anasta of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental died due to complications from the disease.

Before Anasta, dengue patient Jay-R LLena, 14, from Talisay City died last July 14.

Provincial health office records showed that a total of 10 dengue patients have died from dengue in Negros Occidental from January to July 17 of this year."

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