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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Philippines : DOH - Dengue outbreak in 6 CV villages

Via Global Nation :

" The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will declare a dengue outbreak in six barangays across the region today.

Cebu City, which has six critical barangays, is expected to be included.Nurse Rennan Cimafranca of the Regional Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit in Central Visayas (RESU-7) said that dengue cases in these barangays have risen by more than 10 percent above the epidemic threshold level.

“The barangays included were not necessarily within the epidemic threshold level, some of them were from the hotspot category,” Cimafranca said.He said the declaration is based on the rise in dengue cases in the barangays last week compared with dengue statistics from the same period in the last five years."

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