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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Philippines : Dengue kills 8; cases up to 1,006

From Panay News :

" ROXAS City : The dengue cases in Capiz “tremendously increased” to 1,006 with 8 deaths.

According to Eyr Altavas, officer-in-charge of the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESRU), the latest death was that of a 14-year-old girl in Brgy. Tanque here.

The latest report from CESRU revealed that earlier, dengue cases in Capiz were only more than 800 with seven deaths.

CESRU is under the Integrated Provincial Health Office.

The increase was suspected to be due to the onset of the rainy season.

From January to July 17, this city, with a total population of 147,738, had the highest number of dengue cases with 292 and three deaths.

The distribution of the cases was as follows: Pontevedra, 82; Dao, 82; Dumalag-72; Pilar-65; President Roxas-62; Cuartero-57; Panay-56; Maayon-42; Mambusao-37; Panitan-35; Jamindan-34; Sigma-27; Dumarao-25; Ivisan-19; Tapaz-16; and Sapian-3.

Two deaths were recorded in President Roxas, and one death each in Ivisan, Panay and Pilar towns."

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