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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Philippines : Dengue cases breach 90,000 mark

Report from ABS-CBN :

" MANILA, Philippines : The Department of Health on Wednesday said it has recorded a total of 90,771 dengue cases since January this year even as it noted that dengue incidence has started decreasing.

The DOH said reported dengue cases have dropped from an average of 7,285 cases per week in August to only 2,740 cases per week this month.

It noted that the disease only has a 1% mortality rate.

The health department said dengue incidence has decreased in Central Visayas, Eastern Mindanao and Ilocos region except La Union.

Dengue cases are still rising in Caloocan, Manila and Quezon City, the DOH added.

Militant groups, meanwhile, chided the national government for its slow response to the dengue outbreak."

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