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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Philippines : Dengue Cases in Bikol Alarms DOH - 11 confirmed dead from disease

An article from Vox Bikol, fatalities and confirmed dengue cases increases :

" LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 23 : The Department of Health (DOH) in Bikol said Thursday that dengue cases shot up by 71 percent as compared to last year's incidence, prompting health authorities to be on heightened alert. DOH data disclosed that at least 11 people have died and 1,889 people were hospitalized in various parts of Bikol mainly due to dengue, a mosquito-borne disease.

The surge in dengue cases in Bikol for the past nine months of this year may be attributed to these three factors: climate change, urbanization and poor health and sanitation practices of the community. The DOH epidemiology surveillance team said the current 1,889 cases shot up by 71 percent from the 1,099 cases registered last year."

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