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Philippines - 42 ILI deaths in Region 12 in 2012

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    42 deaths from flu-like disease in R-12 in 2012
    By Allen V. Estabillo on January 22 2013 2:33 pm

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 January) The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has recorded a total of 42 deaths last year due to influenza-like illnesses as it noted a slight increase in disease incidence in the area.
    Dr. Alah Baby Vingno, DOH-12 regional epidemiologist, said at least 15,889 residents in the region were downed by various types of viral influenza-like illness in 2012, or an increase of seven cases from the previous year.
    But she noted in a report released by DOH-12s regional epidemiology and surveillance unit that there were only eight deaths from such ailment in 2011.
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