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23 Aug 2019 description

By Leonard T. Pineda, I

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 advised the public not to be complacent despite the decreasing cases of dengue in Western Visayas.

Dr. Ma. Julia Villanueva, DOH-CHD 6 assistant regional director, said that the public should sustain their efforts in combatting dengue particularly in implementing the enhanced “4S” strategy.

23 Aug 2019 description

By Recthie T. Paculba

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA)--With about 70 deaths and 17,701 suspected dengue cases in the region from January to August this year, the Department of Health Center for Health Development in Northern Mindanao (DOH CHD-NM) steps up its campaigns against dengue including the 5S Strategy, 4 O'clock Habit, and Dengue Fast Lane.

21 Aug 2019 description
report BenarNews

Froilan Gallardo and Mark Navales
Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato, Philippines

Health authorities rushed to set up medical tents and field hospitals in the southern Philippines Tuesday, as the number of infections rose rapidly, two weeks after a national dengue epidemic was declared in the Southeast Asian nation.

21 Aug 2019 description

By Hicelyn F Pantorilla

PIA LANAO DEL NORTE, Aug. 15 (PIA)--To control the fast growing rates of dengue cases in the province, local officials lead communities in a Clean-Up Drive activity in Barangay Maranding, Lala.

The Barangay Council headed by Barangay Captain Jeoffy Malinis Fung of Maranding along with the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Education (DepEd) led the “Alis Dengue” Clean-Up Drive with the theme, “Stop the Breed, Stop the Bleed.”

19 Aug 2019 description

By Stacey Marie Baladya

CEBU CITY, August 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 7 recorded a 118 percent increase in dengue cases this year for the period January to July 20 compared to the same period last year.

DOH earlier declared a national dengue epidemic following the 146,062 dengue cases recorded since January to July 20 of this year, which is 98 percent higher than the cases recorded in the same period last year.

But, during the week, DOH CV authorities noted a decrease.

16 Aug 2019 description
report Save the Children

Manila, August 16 – At least 300 children aged 5-9 have died in the recent Dengue outbreak in the Philippines, Save the Children said today, amid fears the epidemic could claim many more lives before it’s brought under control. In the first seven months of 2019, some 170,000 people were infected with the disease, killing 720 people – 42 percent were children between 5 and 9 years old. Compared to the same period in 2018, this year’s dengue caseload is 97 per cent higher.

14 Aug 2019 description

(The Climate Centre’s director here argues for more research that would enable the climate question to be answered for dengue fever and other vector-borne diseases worldwide.)

Have you heard of Japanese encephalitis, or lymphatic filariasis, or chikungunya? Probably not, unless you’re a specialist. Do you know what these three diseases have in common?

14 Aug 2019 description

Highlights

  • 167,607 dengue cases, including 720 deaths, reported from 1 January to 27 July 2019: 97% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season.

  • Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 27 July 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.54%), but still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific.

14 Aug 2019 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) shows no letup in addressing the dengue crisis as it deployed more medical tents and blood products to support communities with a high number of dengue cases.

Under the leadership of Chairman Richard Gordon, PRC has treated 1,055 patients through its eight emergency medical tents that serve as extension wards and fast lanes in Iloilo, Capiz, and Aklan.

14 Aug 2019 description

By Merlito G. Edale, Jr.

ROXAS, Isabela, August 13 (PIA) -- Following the recommendation of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) earlier today in a press conference, this town was placed under a state of calamity Tuesday due to a rise in the number of dengue cases.

The municipal board approved the declaration following the endorsement of Mayor Jonathan Calderon.

Citing the report submitted by the Municipal Health Office, Calderon said at least 135 dengue cases were recorded here from January to August 3, 2019 with four deaths.

14 Aug 2019 description

By Oliver T. Baccay

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug 13 (PIA) -- In response to the declaration of dengue outbreak in the 11 towns in the region, members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) here are recommending that these towns br declared under a state of calamity.

Sharlyn Barangan of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 2's Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) said, that based from the five-year analysis of the department, 11 towns in the region have reached the dengue epidemic threshold level.

13 Aug 2019 description

By Marie Joy L. Simpao-Carbungco

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug 13 (PIA) -- Despite the declaration of a national dengue epidemic, a 44 percent decrease in cases was reported in Pampanga this year.

Based on the dengue surveillance report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO), a total of 1,405 cases were reported as of August 3, which is lower compared to 2,489 cases during the same period in 2018.

Deaths are also significantly lower with only two this year compared to 14 deaths last year, or about 86% decrease.

13 Aug 2019 description

By Gene V. Baquiran

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 13 (PIA) – An official of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) here said the Cagayan Valley Region has now 7,786 dengue cases and 36 recorded death from January to August 5, 2019.

Regional Director Rio Magpantay said Cagayan provinces recorded the most number of cases with 3,324 with 15 death followed by Isabela with 2,933 with 18 deaths.

12 Aug 2019 description

By Frances Mae Macapagat

Published on August 12, 2019

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) – The Department of Health XI is scaling up efforts to inform the public on the gravity of the dengue epidemic that has so far caused 4,345 cases and 21 deaths in Davao Region from January to Aug. 5 this year.

“While the Davao Region has not yet crossed the alert level threshold, there is a big possibility that we may go beyond the threshold in a month given the rising number of cases”, said DOH Assistant Secretary Abdullah B. Dumama Jr. in a press conference held early today.

10 Aug 2019 description

I. Situation Overview:

Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries. It is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes and is a viral disease with no known vaccine or specific antibiotics. Effective surveillance can also help in reducing cases and deaths if areas with clustering of cases were identified early.

09 Aug 2019 description

I. Situation Overview:

Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries. It is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes and is a viral disease with no known vaccine or specific antibiotics. Effective surveillance can also help in reducing cases and deaths if areas with clustering of cases were identified early.

08 Aug 2019 description
report CARE

A dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines after recording more than 600 deaths and over 146,000 cases in 2019 alone – a 98% increase from the previous year.

According to the World Health Organization, dengue is one of the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases in the world and has increased 30-fold in the past 50 years.

The start of the rainy season in the Philippines is a huge contributing factor as mosquitoes lay eggs in spaces or containers that can hold stagnant water – bottle caps, dish dryers, gutters, trash cans, old rubber tires.

08 Aug 2019 description

With the Department of Health (DOH)’s declaration of a national dengue epidemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is enjoining all local government units (LGUs) to act swiftly in preventing dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases by implementing the Enhanced 4S Strategy in their areas.

“Enhanced 4S” stands for (1) search and destroy breeding sites; (2) seek early consultation; (3) self-protection; and (4) say Yes to fogging only in hotspot areas where increase is registered for two consecutive weeks.

07 Aug 2019 description

I. Situation Overview:

Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries. It is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes and is a viral disease with no known vaccine or specific antibiotics. Effective surveillance can also help in reducing cases and deaths if areas with clustering of cases were identified early.

07 Aug 2019 description

The Department of Health (DOH) today requested the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chair Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana to convene a full council meeting and declared a national dengue epidemic in the wake of the 146,062 cases recorded since January up to July 20 this year, 98% higher than the same period in 2018. There were 622 deaths.