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Monday, August 29, 2011

Philippines : Dengue claims 5 in Pampanga

Via Sun Star :

" At least five individuals from Pampanga have died of the mosquito-borne dengue disease, a report from the Department of Health (DOH) said.

From early this year, the DOH in Central Luzon has reported five deaths in Pampanga whose ages range from less than a month old to 91 years old.

For morbidity week 33, which covered August 14 to 28, the DOH report also ranked Pampanga as second with the most number of dengue cases in Central Luzon with a total of 2,172 cases.

The dengue cases in the province were more than 500 percent higher than the 325 reported cases during the same period in 2010.

In the region, dengue cases were up by 246 percent with a total of 9,701 cases. In 2010, dengue cases were 2,778 for the same period."

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