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  • #16
    Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

    Dengue cases in Siquijor on the rise
    By Rizalie A. Calibo
    Friday 1st of June 2012 SIQUIJOR, June 1 (PIA) -- The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has reported an increase in the number of dengue cases in the province from January to May this year over that of the same period last year.

    “A total of 28 dengue cases were reported from different Disease Reporting Units (DRUs) for the period January 1 to May 30, 2012,” said Disease surveillance officer Zellamaye Gascon, in her report submitted to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

    This is 61 percent higher compared to the same period of last year with 11 cases, she said.

    Age of cases range from one to 44 years old, with both sexes represented with 54 percent female and 46 percent male, the report also said.

    Most of those affected were in the 11 to 15 years age group.

    Gascon said majority of the cases were from the towns of Maria with 11 cases constituting 39 percent, Lazi, seven cases or 25 percent and Siquijor with four cases or 14 percent.

    Larena, San Juan, and Enrique Villanueva towns have two cases each from zero-dengue cases in the same period last year.

    To control the rising tide, Provincial Health Officer Redempta Cortes called on the local government units (LGUs) to intensify their information campaign on dengue emphasizing the importance of eliminating the breeding places of mosquitoes.

    She also stressed the need to mobilize the community to actively participate in environmental sanitation activities such as clean-up drives and establish Dengue Brigades in Barangays.

    Local health units are also encouraged to initiate clean-up campaigns in communities and continue or sustain disease surveillance on dengue and notify Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) on increase of dengue cases.

    Government hospitals are advised to strictly follow dengue clinical treatment protocol and activate dengue fast lanes.

    School authorities are likewise called to emphasize on school-based programs targeting parents and children in schools to eliminate vector breeding places at home and in the school and create “Dengue School Brigades” and support its sustainability.

    People are advised to clean all possible mosquito breeding places such as flower vases, dish drains, old tires, roof gutters, used cans, etc. where water can pool or accumulate, especially during rainy season. The public is also instructed to use personal protective measures such as mosquito nets, insect repellent lotion, or install window screens. Water receptacles like drums and jars must be covered and most importantly, people should maintain the habit of cleaning up areas inside and outside homes. (RMN/RAC-PIA 7, Siquijor)
    http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1131338361080
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    • #17
      Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

      Dengue cases in Zambo City reach 1,053; 14 dead
      By Michael Vincent D. Cajulao
      Tuesday 5th of June 2012

      ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 5 (PIA) -- The City Health Office revealed that dengue cases in the city is now at 1,053 with 14 fatalities.

      City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos again called on the public to continue intensified clean up drives to put a halt to the increasing number of dengue cases.

      “Efforts have to be doubled or tripled in order to bring down the number of cases being registered in the hospitals and clinics. We appeal to the public to continue the campaign to search and destroy breeding places of dengue and help reduce the number of dengue incidents,” Agbulos stressed.

      Agbulos said outbreak level remains in Zamboanga with the recent figure. He said the outbreak declaration cannot be lifted as of the moment. He also added that they have deployed teams in the different barangays in the city everyday to continue with the anti-dengue campaign. Medical teams, to include doctors in the different sub-districts of the city, are also advised to intensify their monitoring activities in their area.

      The City Health Office is also planning to hold a Dengue Summit as part of its anti-dengue campaign. The proposed multi-sectoral activity will have a series of lectures to arm the public on prevention and control of dengue fever. (JPA/MVC-PIA9-ZBST/CIO)
      http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1391338862182
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      • #18
        Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

        Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/re...-santiago-city

        Dengue outbreak in Santiago City
        ABS-CBNnews.com
        Posted at 06/06/2012 8:13 PM | Updated as of 06/06/2012 8:13 PM

        MANILA, Philippines – Four people died from dengue in Santiago City, Isabela from January to May this year, prompting local officials to declare a dengue outbreak in the area.

        Authorities said 11 villages in Santiago City have been affected by dengue, with Barangay Rizal having the most number of cases with 32.

        A health official said the deaths could have been prevented if the patients sought medical assistance immediately...

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        • #19
          Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

          Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/209117/...s-care-in-ccmc

          104 new dengue cases; Free tests, care in CCMC
          By Jessa J. Agua, Tweeny M. Malinao
          Cebu Daily News
          7:19 am | Friday, June 8th, 2012

          A week after it announced a 17 percent spike in dengue cases, the Dept. of Health in Central Visayas documented 366 more cases of the mosquito-borne disease.

          The bulk of cases, 104, are in Cebu City.

          Dengue cases rose from 2,463 as of May 26 to 2,829 as of June 2, a Regional Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit (RESU) report said.

          At the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), treatment of dengue victims is free...

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          • #20
            Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

            Dengue alert up in GenSan after 5 deaths in 154 cases
            By Allen V. Estabillo | Saturday| June 9, 2012


            GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 June) – Health authorities here have raised the alert level against the deadly dengue fever as the number of confirmed cases and related deaths in the area continued to increase in the last several weeks.
            Dr. Edgardo Sandig, City Integrated Health Services Office (CIHSO) chief, said Friday they have so far recorded 154 confirmed dengue cases and five deaths within the city’s 26 barangays since January, breaching the alert threshold set by the Department of Health (DOH).
            He said such figure was eight more than last year’s incidence during the same period, which totaled 146 and only four deaths.
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            http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories...-in-154-cases/
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            • #21
              Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

              Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...e=961339139442

              Aklan records 151 dengue cases in 5 months

              By Venus G. Villanueva
              Saturday 9th of June 2012

              KALIBO, Aklan, June 9 (PIA) -- The province of Aklan listed 151 cases of dengue from January to May 27 of this year, as shown by records of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here.

              Unlike the previous years where some municipalities had zero dengue cases, all the 17 municipalities for the period have cases of dengue, with Kalibo, the province’s capital town having the highest number with 50 cases.

              Other municipalities with two-digit cases include Numancia town, just across the Kalibo Bridge, with 14 cases, Ibajay in the western side of Aklan, 14 cases, and Banga and Malay, both with 11 cases.

              The rest of the municipalities had seven cases and below, with Lezo and Buruanga having the lowest with one dengue case each...

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              • #22
                Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/211571/...rise-in-iloilo

                Dengue cases rise in Iloilo
                Cebu Daily News
                6:37 am | Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


                Iloilo City — Officials here have raised the alarm over a surge of dengue cases in the city and have called for intensive preventive measures.

                Dr. Urminico Baronda, city health officer, said the number of cases from January to May this year have reached 529 with six deaths.

                The number of cases is 475 percent higher than the 92 cases with two deaths recorded in the same period last year.

                Last month, 168 cases with two fatalities were recorded, much higher than the 19 cases in May last year, according to data of the city health office.

                Baronda said the surge in the number of cases could be partly due to the earlier onset of the rainy season which contributes to the increase of mosquito breeding places...

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                • #23
                  Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                  Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/211433/...city-hospitals

                  Dengue cases swamp Davao City hospitals
                  By the Inquirer Bureaus
                  Philippine Daily Inquirer
                  10:35 pm | Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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                  Government hospitals in Davao City are turning away dengue patients from Davao del Sur province because they are finding it difficult to handle the increasing number of patients in the city, a health official said on Tuesday.

                  In several provinces across the country, health officials have asked the public to be vigilant and keep their surroundings clean as the number of dengue fever patients continues to rise.

                  Records from the Davao City health office said the city had 96 dengue cases in May alone. From January to May, however, 12 patients had died from the mosquito-borne disease...

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                  • #24
                    Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                    Source: http://www.tempo.com.ph/2012/dengue-...in-visayas-up/

                    Dengue cases in Visayas up
                    Posted by Online on Jun 13th, 2012 // No Comment

                    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Dengue cases continues to soar in Central Visayas as the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DoH) 7 has already recorded close to 3,000 cases and over 20 deaths from January 1 to June 9 this year.

                    Figures from RESU 7 showed that a total of 2,985 cases with 21 deaths were recorded for the said period, which is 36.9 percent higher as compared to last year with only 2,179 cases and 14 deaths.

                    Of the total cases, this city continues to top the list with 46.8 percent or equivalent to 1,388 cases and nine deaths. In 2011, Cebu City registered only 747 cases and seven deaths.

                    Meanwhile...

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                    • #25
                      Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                      Iloilo health officials say dengue will reach 2010 epidemic levels
                      June 12, 2012 9:31pm

                      According to information provided by Iloilo Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ma. Soccoro Quiñon to the Iloilo-based news site The Daily Guardian, the present dengue outbreak in the province may match or even surpass the epidemic level occurrences of 2010 and 2011 amid the 377 recorded dengue cases with 11 deaths so far this year.

                      Quiñon went on to elaborate that 2012’s numbers are 165 percent higher than 2011’s for the same time period, at 131 cases including one death.
                      ...
                      http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...pidemic-levels
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                      • #26
                        Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                        Source: http://www.visayandailystar.com/2012.../topstory3.htm

                        But dengue cases
                        down in province
                        BY CARLA GOMEZ

                        Dengue cases increased by 44.5 percent in Western VisayasfromJanuary to June this year, but decreased in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, Dr. Joji Jimenez, Department of Health Dengue Regional Medical Coordinator, said yesterday...

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                        • #27
                          Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                          “Lessen the cases of dengue through preventive measurements” - Health Chief
                          By Joelyn G. Baluyut
                          Saturday 16th of June 2012 TweetFacebookYahooEmailShareThis CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga June 16 (PIA) -- Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed that in order to lessen the cases of dengue in the country, we must do “preventive and promotive measurements.”

                          In a news conference yesterday in Pampanga, Ona said, “dengue is a global problem and each Filipino has a role to partake in order to eradicate it especially now that it is the rainy season.”

                          “We don’t have an assurance of 100 percent that we couldn’t be hit by dengue but we could do preventive measurements to stop the occurrence of it. One good example is the program of our agency called the 4S which is search and destroy, self-protection measure, seek early consultation, and say no to fogging,” the secretary added.


                          Ona served as guest of honor in the ASEAN Dengue Day observance in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga.


                          Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Dengue Program Coordinator Rhodora Cruz explained, “the annual observance, which started last year, is aimed at strengthening national political commitment and regional cooperation on the effort to control and combat Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) whose cases and deaths gave impact on socio-economic lost in ASEAN member countries.”

                          Participants of the ASEAN Dengue Day in San Fernando consisted of local chief executives and health workers of the city’s 35 barangays as well as delegates from other local government units and health stakeholders in Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Metro Manila.

                          Serving as the highlights of the occasion were the presentation of the dengue warriors (barangay dengue brigade) of the city government, awarding of best practices, signing of commitment of support by local chief executives, and simulation exercise on specific targeting via the Text Blast project of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

                          Dengue is a disease caused by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito.

                          These mosquitoes bite during daytime. The disease is characterized by headache, fever, muscle and joint pains and skin rashes.

                          In extreme cases, bleeding of the gums and nose may occur.

                          Apart from the Philippines, other ASEAN member-states include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. (CLJD/JGB-PIA3)
                          http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...e=551339780616
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                          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                            Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...-cases-up-3-89

                            2012 dengue cases up 3.89%
                            AMANDA LAGO, GMA NEWS June 18, 2012 8:13pm

                            According to a statement posted by the Department of Health on its website, nationwide dengue cases from January to June 2 this year number 32,193, a figure 3.89 percent higher than the 30,989 cases recorded in the same period last year, with the National Capital Region recording the most number of cases at 7, 670, Central Luzon having 5, 552 cases, and CALABARZON’s 4, 508 cases amid repeated reminders from the department for the public to continuously clean mosquito breeding areas as dengue is transmitted by the virus-carrying insect...

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                            • #29
                              Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                              Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/dumaguete/...-deaths-227522

                              Dengue cases up by 79% with 2 deaths
                              By Victor L. Camion
                              Tuesday, June 19, 2012

                              Cases of dengue in Negros Oriental increased by 79 percent with two reported deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

                              The Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (Pesu) of DOH in Negros Oriental said 351 dengue cases in three major hospitals in Dumaguete City were reported from January 1 to June 16, this year. Records of Pesu also show that there were 196 dengue cases with zero death recorded in the same period last year...

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                              • #30
                                Re: Philippines: 2012 Dengue cases

                                Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php...=1451339987111

                                Dengue cases down by 81.2% in Mis Occ due to intensified info drive
                                By Rutchie C. Aguhob
                                Monday 18th of June 2012

                                OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 18 (PIA) -- The intensified information dissemination campaign to fight dengue will continue in the three cities and 14 towns of Misamis Occidental. This, after the campaign proved to be very effective in the province.

                                Governor Herminia Ramiro said the info contained the 4S campaign which informed the public on “searching and destroying, applying self-protection measures, seeking early consultation, and saying ‘no’ to indiscriminate fogging."

                                The 2012 Disease Surveillance Report shows a total admittance of only 40 dengue cases in the different sentinel hospitals of the province, from January 1 to June 8 this year...

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