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  • Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

    Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1151357716188


    DOH-EV reports of rare disease in two Samar villages
    By Aurora J. Casimpan
    Thursday 10th of January 2013

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 10 (PIA) -- A rare ailment similar to the dengue disease in its symptoms was reported by the Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas to have affected 263 persons in two remote villages in Villareal town in Samar.

    Boyd Cerro, DOH regional sentinel nurse, disclosed that the Chikungunya disease discovered and which occurred in the reported town is the first ever to happen in the region.

    The regional health department will conduct its own investigation on the occurrence of the disease which affected 235 residents of Banquil and 28 similar cases in Guintarcan, two remote villages in Villareal town.

    The DOH also reported that the disease first occurred in December and the health office has yet to determine when the disease affected the residents of Banguil village.

    It was reported that Chikungunya occurs abruptly and is so mild that the person hit by the disease seem to be unable to feel or recognized its impact. The disease while similar in symptoms to dengue fever, those afflicted suffer joint pains.

    Cerro confirmed that of the 28 cases found in Guintarcan village, 12 of the cases were indeed Chinkungunyas based on the laboratory results from the Regional Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

    It was learned that the carrier of the disease is a mosquito - Aedes aegypti - which is also the carrier of dengue fever. (EOPT/AJC/PIA 8)

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    Re: Phillipines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

    Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1611358835334


    DOH 12 confirms mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever in Sarangani
    By Danilo E. Doguiles
    Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- Soccsksargen Region’s Department of Health (DOH-12) has recently confirmed several cases of Chikungunya (also called CHIK) fever in nearby Sarangani province.

    Jenelyn Ellie Ventura, information officer of DOH-12, told Philippine Information Agency 12 this morning that 57 Chikungunya cases have been clinically diagnosed from the coastal towns of Maitum and Kiamba since early January.

    Of these, Ventura said, 35 cases were from Kiamba and 22 from Maitum...

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      Re: Phillipines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

      Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1221358853401

      DOH-Samar warns public vs. Chikungunya virus
      Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

      CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, January 23 (PIA)—The Department of Health-Samar warns public against cases of Chikungunya virus infection.

      The warning was issued in the province of Samar after 28 cases of fever with rashes and joint pains from Barangay Guintarcan were reported by the Municipal Health Officer of Rural Health Unit (RHU) Villareal, Samar on December 10-27, 2012. Ten cases or 36% were confirmed to have Chikungunya infection through IgM ELISA testing by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM).

      No death was reported, however.

      Another 235 cases with similar symptoms were reported in Barangay Banquil of the same town which will be investigated further by the local health authorities...

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        Re: Phillipines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

        Source: http://www.manilachannel.com/2013/01...llareal-samar/

        Chikungunya’ fever downs 535 in Villareal, Samar
        Written by Ronald Reyes | January 24, 2013 | 0

        MANILA, Philippines-The Department of Health has declared an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease chikungunya in the town of Villareal, in Samar as the disease has now afflicted at least 535 people in its four villages.

        Cases of chikungunya fever have been identified in the villages of Mahayag, Tayud, Miramar , Banquil and Guintarcan while other remote areas are still being monitored...

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          Re: Phillipines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

          Source: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories...lth-officials/


          Mosquito-borne ‘chikungunya’ now under control – Sarangani health officials
          By Allen V. Estabillo on January 24 2013 1:31 am

          GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – Health authorities in Sarangani province have declared the recent occurrence of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease in two of its municipalities as under control even as it continues to monitor other possible cases in several communities in the area...

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            Re: Phillipines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

            Source: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/...ases-in-samar/

            DOH confirms chikungunya cases in Samar
            By Ricky Bautista | Posted on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:01am | 334 views

            Catbalogan City — The Department of Health in Samar warned the public against chikungunya virus infection and encouraged local government units to conduct search and destroy operations against Aedes mosquitoes.

            Of 28 cases of fever, rashes and joint pains reported in Barangay Guintarcan of Villareal, Samar, 10 were confirmed to have chikungunya, a viral infection transmitted by infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus female mosquitoes.

            The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine is also investigating 235 other cases with the same symptoms reported in Barangay Banquil, also in Villareal...

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              Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

              Health department to curb spread of chikungunya

              Tuesday, January 29, 2013

              "PALO, Leyte -- Seven villages in Villareal, Samar are now affected by the spreading mosquito-borne chikungunya disease, raising the number of victims to 535 last week, the Department of Health (DOH) regional office here reported.

              From 235 afflicted by this rare disease in just two barangays last month, the mosquito-borne disease has downed more residents in new areas, said DOH regional information officer Bryant Labastida.

              Of the 535 cases in Villareal town, 76 were reported in Barangay Miramar, 23 in Mercado, 14 in Mahayag, 13 in Tayud, 31 in Central (town center), 235 in Banquil, and 154 in Guintarcan...".



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                Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                Source: http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.p...region-ix.html

                DOH confirms 9 Chikungunya virus cases in Region IX
                Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:46

                An Epidemiologist of the Department of Health IX (DOH) has confirmed nine positive cases of Chikungunya virus particularly in Zamboanga del Norte following a result which came out from the DOH Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) this March.

                Dr. Norvie Jalani, DOH IX Epidemiologist, said during an interview that of the nine positive cases of Chikungunya virus, four were male while five females all coming from Zamboanga del Norte...

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                  Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                  Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/re...ique-barangays


                  Chikungunya outbreak in 3 Antique barangays
                  ABS-CBNnews.com
                  Posted at 06/26/2013 2:53 PM | Updated as of 06/26/2013 2:53 PM

                  MANILA, Philippines - Health officials have declared a chikungunya outbreak in three barangays in Patnongon, Antique -- Mabasa, Magsaysay Tamayok and Poblacion.

                  Six people tested positive for the disease while nearly 100 more are being monitored...

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                    Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                    Source: http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/...k-antique-town

                    DOH confirms dengue-like virus outbreak in Antique town
                    By Louis Bacani (philstar.com) | Updated June 28, 2013 - 9:56am

                    MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a mosquito-borne viral disease outbreak in Patnongon town, Antique, an official from the agency said on Friday.

                    In his Twitter account, DOH Assistant Secretry Eric Tayag said the agency has confirmed 313 cases of chikungunya in the area since April.

                    No deaths have been reported so far, Tayag said...

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                      Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                      Source: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories...akan-villages/


                      Chikungunya outbreak declared in 2 Tampakan villages
                      By Allen V. Estabillo on July 2 2013 4:56 pm

                      GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 July) — Health authorities in South Cotabato province have declared an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease in two villages in Tampakan town as the suspected cases in the area already reached 180 as of Tuesday.

                      Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, South Cotabato health officer, said the confirmatory tests are currently ongoing for residents of Maltana and Kipalbig towns in Tampakan who have shown some symptoms of the viral disease based on the epidemiological surveys conducted by local health and sanitation personnel...

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                        Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                        "Suspected chikungunya downs 120 students
                        ABS-CBNnews.com
                        Posted at 07/06/2013 9:25 PM | Updated as of 07/06/2013 9:25 PM

                        MANILA, Philippines – Around 120 students in M’lang, North Cotabato were rushed to a hospital Thursday due to symptoms of chikungunya virus.

                        One of the students, 13-year-old Milpe Blass, said he experienced vomiting, coughs, fever and joint pains.

                        School officials sought the help of the Municipal Health Unit due to the number of students who went ill.

                        The students were given medication and required to give blood samples for examination...".

                        xhttp://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/07/06/13/suspected-chikungunya-downs-120-students



                        "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                        "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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                          Chikungunya- Philippines (over 500 cases last 2 weeks) July 14th, 2013

                          Chikungunya outbreak has struck Laur town in Nueva Ecija after the number of cases of the mosquito-borne viral disease surged to over 500, the town government said.

                          The government held a health summit on Thursday to address the impact of the disease on three of its worst-affected villages.

                          Dr. Karoline Gabuyo, municipal health officer, said Chikungunya, a virus spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has affected 382 people in Barangay (village) Siclong, 37 in Barangay San Fernando, and 192 in Barangay San Vicente in the past two weeks

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                          http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/444647/...ecija-camnorte

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                          • #14
                            Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                            Source: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories...f-chikungunya/


                            Another Koronadal village in danger of chikungunya
                            By Allen V. Estabillo on July 22 2013 12:10 pm

                            GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – Health authorities are closely watching another village in nearby Koronadal City due to the emergence of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease.

                            Dr. Jean Genevieve Aturdido, Koronadal City health officer, said they have sent their disease surveillance team to Barangay Saravia to check the reported new cases of the viral disease in Puroks Badak and Damsite.

                            The two communities were adjacent to areas in Barangay San Roque in Koronadal City where cases of suspected chikungunya were monitored in the last several weeks...

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                              Re: Philippines: 2013 Chikungunya outbreaks

                              Source: http://www.visayandailystar.com/2013.../topstory5.htm

                              Chikungunya hits 56
                              BY CARLA GOMEZ

                              Fifty-six cases of Chikungunya fever, which is often accompanied by very debilitating joint pains, have been reported in Negros Occidental, 50 of which were in Kabankalan City and six in Cadiz City, the Provincial Health Office reported yesterday.

                              These are on top of the 3,304 dengue fever cases that have hit the province this year...

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