Dengue cases in PH surge by 21%

Dengue cases in PH surge by 21%

Dengue cases in the Philippines this year have increased by 21 percent.

The Department of Health (DOH) Dengue Surveillance Division said that from January 1 to October 6, over 138,000 individuals have contracted dengue.

This is a big jump from the 114,000 dengue cases recorded in the same period last year.

The highest number of cases were recorded in Central Luzon followed by NCR,Region 4-A, Ilocos Region and Western Visayas.

At present the number fatalities due to the disease has reached 700.

The DOH reminds the public anew to keep their surroundings clean and to prevent the spread of dengue. — UNTV News & Rescue

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