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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Philippines : 373 dengue deaths so far in 2011

Article via GMA News :

" Health authorities have recorded a total of 373 deaths related to the killer disease dengue so far this year, with Metro Manila accounting for most of the cases.

The Department of Health said there were 63,741 dengue cases from January to September 3 this year, a 27.08-percent drop from 87,409 cases and 586 deaths in the same period last year.

But Health Secretary Enrique Ona, in a news release posted on the government portal Wednesday night, warned the public not to be complacent as dengue remains a year-round health threat.

Still, he credited the concerted efforts of all stakeholders, especially local governments, for the "marked reduction" in cases."

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