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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Philippines : Dengue kills 7 in Cavite

From Manila Times :

" Seven people between 15 to 25 years old succumbed to dengue fever in Cavite province, the Provincial Epidermiology Office (PEO) reported on Friday. PEO Chairman Dr. Liza Capupus, said that four of the fatalities hailed from DasmariƱas City and the rest from Silang, Rosario and General Trias towns.

She also said that dengue ranked third in the list of killer diseases in the province, with 399 reported cases from January to August 26—a 51-percent increase from last year, which had 265.

The increase of dengue cases in DasmariƱas City, which began on January and peaked on July, prompted health authorities to raise serious concerns."

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