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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Philippines : Nine new dengue cases up in Iloilo

Via Philippines Information Agency, excerpt :

" Iloilo Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado said that nine new dengue cases have been reported from January to June 4, 2011.

Dr. Trabado explained that the report was received just now by the IPHO.

She said that the January to June 4 report of the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) showed that the province has 115 dengue cases and one death.

The lone fatality due to dengue came from the municipality of Dumangas, Trabado said.

The nine cases under the 22nd Morbidity Week record of the PESU showed that six cases are from Janiuay, and one case each for the municipalities of Pototan, San Joaquin and Batad.

The Iloilo Provincial Health Officer reminded the public to sustain the clean up activities in the surroundings to destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus.

In a related report, the Department of Health said that June 15 will be observed as ASEAN Dengue Day starting this year and every year thereafter to foster more awareness about the disease.

The observance is in accordance to the joint statement of the 10th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting in Singapore last July 22, 2010."

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