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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Philippines : DOH to declare dengue outbreak in C. Visayas

Via Global Nation, it looks like dengue is not dying down anytime soon in the Philippines :

" A DENGUE outbreak will be declared in Central Visayas after health authorities recorded 7,241 cases from January to Sept. 18 this year.

The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said the figure represented an 18-percent increase since Sept. 18.

The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU)–Central Visayas recorded 1,095 cases in one week alone.

Dr. Jocelyn Abellana, DOH Central Visayas regional dengue coordinator, said the figure also represented a 46.4-percent increase for the same period last year.

Dengue cases were pegged at 4,921 cases with 63 deaths last year."

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