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Friday, June 10, 2011

Philippines : Dengue kills 5 in Negros Occidental

Via Phil Star :

" ILOILO CITY, Philippines : Five people have died in Negros Occidental province due to dengue, the provincial health office reported today.

The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office said the dengue fatalities include a 22-year-old from Cadiz City, an 18 year- old and a five months old from Bago City, a 23 year- old from Calatrava, and a 59 year- old from Escalanate City.

The health office's record revealed that a total of 468 dengue cases has been recorded from January 1 up to May 21, 2011, which is 16 percent lower compared to the total 558 cases recorded for the same period in 2010.

Only two deaths were recorded in the same period last year.

The top ten areas in Negros Occidental which has the highest cases of dengue are Bago City with 87 cases; San Carlos City-57; Silay City, 30; Calatrava, 27; La Carlota City-24; Talisay City, 24; Victorias City, 23; Cadiz City, 18, Sagay City, 18; and, Himamaylan City with 16 cases."

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