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Monday, October 18, 2010

Philippines : Dengue cases drop but deaths rise to 20

Via Panay News :

" ROXAS City : Dengue cases in Capiz are continuously decreasing; dengue-caused deaths, however, rose to 20.

The latest fatality was a 10-year-old girl from Brgy. Davao here. She died in the Saint Anthony College Hospital on October 6.

Only 22 new dengue cases in the province were recorded from September 26–October 2, dropping to 20 new cases the following week, according to the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESRU) of the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

There were only 237 cases last month compared to the 1,059 cases in August, the PHO-CESRU.Dengue cases last month were lower than the 280 cases in June, records showed.

Capiz posted the highest number of dengue cases on August, prompting the provincial government to declare the entire province under a state of calamity."

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