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Monday, August 22, 2011

Philippines : DOH-7 issues dengue warning

Article via Inquirer News :

" THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) warned residents that dengue cases will be prevalent in this rainy season

DOH-7 Regional Director Susana Madarieta said dengue carrying mosquitoes thrive because there are more places with stagnant rainwater for them to breed.

She reminded the public that empty receptacles that might store water like vases, rubber wheels and stagnant ponds are possible sources of dengue carrying mosquitoes.

As of Aug. 13, the Regional Epidemiological and Surviellance Unit in Central Visays recorded 2, 717 cases with with 18 deaths.

This is still lower compared to the same period last year with 5,394 cases and 40 detahs. Cebu City still tops the list with most cases at 20 deaths and 930 patients.

Lapu-Lapu city followed with 166 patients and one death and Madnaue City with 154 cases and one death."

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