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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Philippines : Three die of dengue in Abra

Via Philippine Information Agency, more fatalities in Abra :

" Bangued, Abra (28 August) : At least three casualties of dengue have already been reported by the Abra Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Godofredo Gasa.

In an interview over the local radio here with Catherine F. Cabunoc, head nurse of the Abra Provincial Hospital, there are now three reported deaths in the province caused by dengue.

Because of this, she urged the people to observe cleanliness in all places especially in houses, schools as well as offices and all other establishments to insure that breeding places for dengue biting mosquitoes are eliminated.

The provincial health department staff are now campaigning that people refrain from the use of flower vases for fresh flowers because these are the most potent breeding stations of dengue mosquitoes.

Cabunoc further warned the public of be cautious of the symptoms of dengue disease and to bring their patients to the hospitals for immediate clinical observation so that appropriate medical treatment could be administered to prevent deaths.

Meanwhile, the all-out campaign on dengue prevention is already on-going in the province with the barangay folks highly involved in the massive cleaning of the environment."

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