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  • #16

    DOH expects 2019 as ‘big dengue year’; cautions public
    by: Philippine News Agency | 03/04/2019
    DOH expects 2019 as ‘big dengue year’; cautions public

    MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reminded the public anew to take precautionary measures to avoid contracting dengue amid the increase of the cases of the disease nationwide.

    “We’re preparing because we’re expecting 2019 to be a big dengue year. The way dengue behaves is that you get one or two years of low cases and on the third year, tumataas ([it] rises),” Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo said in a television interview.

    The DOH Epidemiology Bureau (EB) has reported 48,634 dengue cases in the first quarter of 2019 with 184 deaths.

    The figure showed significant increase from 23,328 cases with 150 deaths for the same period last year.

    The DOH EB said Central Visayas has the highest number of cases this year with 5,421 followed by Metro Manila with 4,855 cases, Calabarzon with 4,851 cases, Caraga Region with 4,570 cases and Central Luzon with 4,009 cases.

    Domingo said the cases are expected to rise in June which is the start of the rainy season.

    However, he warned the public against possible attack of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in the day during summer time...


    • #17

      Dengue kills 227 in first quarter
      April 11, 2019

      The Department of Health said 227 people died of dengue from January to March this year.

      The department recorded close to 56,000 dengue cases during the period.

      Data from the DoH’s epidemiology bureau showed that from January 1 to March 30, there were 55,976 cases of the avoidable mosquito-borne illness. This is higher than the 31,247 cases with 168 fatalities reported in the same period last year.

      From March 24 to 30 alone, 3,381 cases were reported to the dengue surveillance unit of the department...


      • #18

        Dengue cases soar in Western Mindanao
        By: Julie Alipala - Reporter
        Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:09 AM April 14, 2019

        ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Mindanao has reported a rise in dengue fever cases in the region, with 18 children dead and more than 2,500 people treated due to complications caused by the disease since January.

        From January to April 5, 2,456 dengue cases were recorded, a 132-percent increase compared to patients in the same period last year, said Neo Walter Folgo, DOH regional coordinator of the Aedes Vector Borne Disease Regional Program...


        • #19

          Dengue deaths in region surge to 33
          Banner News, Local News April 16, 2019April 16, 2019 TDG
          By: Emme Rose Santiagudo

          THE Department Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 reported that 33 persons in Western Visayas have died of dengue so far.

          In terms of cases, Maria Lourdes Monegro, DOH-6 Entomologist III, said they have recorded 5,527 dengue cases from January 1 to April 6, 2019.

          “Negros Occidental remained as the province with highest recorded number of dengue cases at 1,863 with 15 deaths, followed by Iloilo province (1, 043) with five deaths, Aklan (784) with four deaths, Capiz (713) with four deaths, Iloilo City (454) with four deaths, Bacolod City (377) with one death, Antique (110), and Guimaras (104),” Monegro reported.

          Monegro said there is clustering of cases in 82 barangays in the region, with Guimaras posting the highest increase in cases and Aklan with the highest attack rate...


          • #20

            Dengue cases in Davao City double
            SunStar File
            April 23, 2019

            DENGUE cases in Davao City doubled in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2018.

            From January to March 2019, the City Health Office (CHO) recorded 1,681 cases, from the 572 cases recorded in the same quarter in 2018.

            This year, Toril District has the most number of cases with 240, followed by Buhangin District with 235, Talomo South District with 185, Talomo Central District with 175, and Agdao District with 122 cases.

            Last year, Buhangin had the most number of dengue cases with 81, followed by Talomo North with 71 cases.

            Meanwhile, as of April 13, there have already been 1,762 recorded cases in Davao City.

            CHO technical division chief Doctor Julinda Acosta said the increasing number of cases is very alarming...


            • #21

              Dengue cases hit 60,000
              Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am

              MANILA, Philippines — The number of dengue cases nationwide increased to 61,406 from Jan. 1 to April 6, according to the Department of Health.

              The DOH said the figures are more than double than those recorded during the same period last year.

              At least 1,232 dengue cases were recorded from March 31 to April 6 alone...


              • #22

                17 dengue deaths in Soccsksargen from January to April
                John Unson ( - May 7, 2019 - 2:41pm

                COTABATO CITY, Philippines — There have been 17 reported deaths due to dengue in Region 12 between January and April this year, the Department of Health regional office said.

                According to Department of Health-12, there were 4,631 cases of dengue in that period.

                The provinces of North Cotabato and South Cotabato lost seven residents each to dengue fever while Sarangani had three fatalities in the past four months...


                • #23

                  As cases spike, dengue kills six in Capiz
                  Local News May 23, 2019May 23, 2019 Jomarie A. Billones

                  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Six persons in Capiz succumbed to dengue as the number of victims escalates.

                  Based on the data from the Department of Health (DOH)-Capiz, 864 dengue cases were recorded in the province from January 1 to May 4, 2019. The number is 602 percent higher to 123 cases in the same period last year.

                  Also, six persons died of the infection. The fatalities are from the towns of Pontevedra, Dao, Ivisan, and Pres. Roxas.

                  Meanwhile, the DOH renewed its call to the public to prevent dengue by implementing the enhanced 4-S strategy in their households...


                  • #24

                    Dengue cases in Bacolod up by 78%
                    Negros May 31, 2019May 30, 2019 Dolly Yasa

                    BACOLOD City – The City Health Office (CHO) of Bacolod has recorded a total of 427 dengue cases in the city from January to May 18, 2019.

                    Dr. Grace Tan, CHO Environment and Sanitation Division head, said the number of cases this year increased by 78 percent compared to the same period last year with 240 cases only.

                    CHO records also indicated that Barangay Estefania has the most number of dengue cases followed by Taculing, Pahanocoy, Tangub, Handumanan, Mansilingan, Granada, Mandalagan, Alijis, and Singcang-Airport...


                    • #25

                      26 die of dengue in Soccsksargen since January
                      By Edwin Fernandez June 1, 2019, 11:53 am

                      COTABATO CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) 12 (Soccsksargen) has reported that 26 persons have died of dengue fever from January 1 to May 18.

                      Jenny Panizales, DOH-12 focal person for dengue and measles prevention program, said they have been urging the public to help address the rising incidence of dengue, a highly preventable disease.

                      Panizales said DOH-12’s Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) listed a total of 5,986 dengue cases as of May 18, marking a 164-percent increase compared with the same period last year.

                      North Cotabato has listed the most number of dengue cases with 2,215, compared with only 640 during the same period last year. It also has the highest number of fatalities at 11, followed by South Cotabato with eight. South Cotabato has recorded 1,752 dengue patients, compared with only 795 in 2018. Sultan Kudarat followed with 703 cases, up from 164 cases in the same period last year. Sarangani province has logged 618 cases compared with 253 in the same period last year; Gen. Santos City, with 425 (up from 264 last year); and Cotabato City, with 273 (up from 152 last year).

                      Panizales said three deaths were reported each in Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani, and one in Cotabato City...


                      • #26

                        DOH sees 200,000 dengue cases this year
                        Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am

                        MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is projecting over 200,000 dengue cases this year, based on the number of infections being reported every month.

                        Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the country might see around 240,000 dengue cases before the year ends “if nothing will be done” to curb the increase.

                        “If you look at the number and you do some computations, you get around 240,000. Dengue is a personal and community concern, and we can still prevent this from happening if we all do our part,” Duque said.

                        Based on latest dengue surveillance report from the DOH’s Epidemiology Bureau, there were 1,121 dengue cases recorded from May 1 to 11.

                        The figure brought to 74,273 the total number of cases since Jan. 1. Of this, 98 cases or 27 percent belonged to the 5 to 9 age bracket...


                        • #27

                          Girl, 6, latest dengue casualty in Antique
                          By Panay News -
                          Friday, June 14, 2019

                          SAN JOSE, Antique – The number of dengue deaths in the province so far this year rose to two, with a 6-year-old girl being the latest fatality.

                          The girl was from Barangay Esperanza, Culasi, Antique. She was initially admitted to the Culasi District Hospital but was later transferred to the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital on May 29...From Jan. 1 to June 1, Antique recorded 272 cases of dengue. Culasi has the most cases with 50; San Jose followed with 36; and Sibalom with 30. (With a report from PNA/PN)


                          • #28

                            Dengue cases in Cotabato city almost double from 2018
                            By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA
                            June 18, 2019

                            COTABATO CITY: The local government unit of Cotabato City is intensifying its campaign against dengue after report showed that dengue cases have mounted this year to almost double from that of last year. The City Information Office said according to the records of the Department of Health, dengue cases in the city have risen from 158 last year to 259 this year. The number, however, include victims from the city’s neighboring towns but were admitted here...


                            • #29

                              Dengue cases up 253% in Negros Oriental
                              By Mary Judaline Partlow June 19, 2019, 5:26 pm

                              DUMAGUETE CITY -- The total number of dengue cases in Negros Oriental from January 1st to June 15 this year rose by more than 200 percent compared to the same period of last year, with cases still expected to rise in the coming months.

                              As of latest count from the Department of Health (DOH)-Negros Oriental, a total of 1,469 cases with five deaths have been reported from different parts of the province, said Dr. Socrates Villamor, DOH provincial chief, during the "Kapihan sa PIA" forum Tuesday afternoon in nearby Sibulan town.

                              The figure is higher by 253 percent compared to the 416 cases and five deaths recorded during the same period last year, he said.

                              Dumaguete City, the provincial capital, tops the list of the 10 towns and cities with the highest number of dengue cases at 256 and one death...


                              • #30

                                Iloilo village declares state of calamity due to dengue
                                Last updated Jun 22, 2019

                                ILOILO CITY — The island village of San Fernando in Carles, a northern town in Iloilo province, has been placed under a state of calamity due to the rise of dengue cases.

                                Since its monitoring from May 14, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Carles said San Fernando recorded 65 dengue cases.

                                “A day after the elections, there were two children admitted in the hospital because of dengue fever. Since then, the cases continued (rising),” Julieto Manggasang, MDRRM officer said in a phone interview Saturday.

                                The village of San Fernando has around 1,000 population, Manggasang said...