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Monday, September 26, 2011

Philippines : Rabies claim 5 in WVisayas

Via Philippine Information Agency :

" The Department of Health in Werstern Visayas recorded five (5) deaths due to rabies for the period January to August 2011.

Dr. Joji Jimenez, regional rabies medical coordinator of DOH 6 said during the PIA-Cable Television program that the rabies of the fives cases recorded in the region, two (2) were in Iloilo, two (2) in Capiz, and one (1) in Aklan.

Dr. Jimenez noted that “for the past two years, Region 6 was no longer included in the country’s top 10 with rabies cases, unlike in the year 2006 where we were listed number one in the entire country in terms of deaths due to rabies”.

Jimenez said there was a significant drop of rabies cases in 2009 where the region has only 14 deaths, but in 2010 it increased to 15 cases."

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