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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Philippines : Lapu-Lapu City tops dengue cases in Central Visayas

Via Yahoo News, excerpt :

" LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines : After posting 15 cases, as documented by the latest data from the Regional Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DoH) Central Visayas field office for the period January 1 to 22, this city now tops the number of dengue cases in the region.

This city is followed by Mandaue City and Cebu City with nine cases each although the latter has one reported death, the only place to report a fatality from dengue as of press time.

Dr. Jocelyn Abellana, medical specialist IV of DoH7 bared that there were lesser cases reported in the said period with only 87 cases and one death or a reduction of 87 percent compared to data for the same period last year with 673 cases and nine deaths recorded."

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