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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.

06 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.

03 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.

02 Aug 2019 description

Manila, 02 August 2019 – In response to the ongoing dengue outbreak in the Philippines, the European Union is providing €100 000 EUR (PHP 5.670 million) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. The aid will directly and indirectly benefit 300 000 people in some of the hardest hit areas in the regions of Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Metropolitan Manila, and Western Visayas.

02 Aug 2019 description

By Francis A. Nacua

CEBU CITY, 25 July (PIA)--Due to the consistent rise of dengue cases in the country, Department of Health (DOH) secretary Francisco Duque declared national dengue alert to raise awareness and to create vigilance against the disease that has claimed lives in the past years.

Based on statistics, Central Visayas (CV) ranks number 3 in the most number of dengue cases in the entire Philippines.

Dengue affected areas in CV are mostly from densely populated cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Danao and Dumaguete.

01 Aug 2019 description

By Jemin B. Guillermo
Published on August 1, 2019

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 1 (PIA) -- Health personnel from the Department of Health- Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 have been deployed in Capiz in response to the declaration of dengue outbreak here.

Information officer Ayr Altavas of the Provincial Health Office-Capiz said that the move of the department is in response to the request of governor Esteban Evan B. Contreras to DOH-CHD 6 regional director Marlyn Convocar for augmentation of health human resource to be deployed in the province.

01 Aug 2019 description

By Leonard T. Pineda, I
Published on August 1, 2019

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 1 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) underscored the importance of preventive measures to deter outbreaks such as dengue fever.

In a press conference held July 25 at District 21 Hotel here, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III emphasized the enhanced “4S strategy”, which stands for search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites; self-protection measures; seek early consultation; and support fogging or spraying in hotspot areas to prevent an impending outbreak.

01 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.

01 Aug 2019 description

By Lorenzo O. Lambatin, Jr.
Published on July 31, 2019

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 31 (PIA) -- The Provincial Health Office here called on schools and communities to take precautions in the light of the increasing dengue cases in the province.

During a recent Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) meeting, medical officer Dr. Jessica Fama called on barangays to keep the environment clean and to use larvicides in breeding sites found in their areas.

31 Jul 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.

30 Jul 2019 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children Philippines has raised concern against the drastic increase in the number of dengue cases, most of them children aged 6 to 9.

Lawyer Albert Muyot, Save the Children Philippines chief executive officer, called on local health authorities to intensify the information campaigns about dengue and lead regular cleanliness drives in schools, communities, and places where people congregate.

30 Jul 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.

29 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three successive earthquakes occurred in the remote northern Batanes islands of the Philippines on 27 July, displacing nearly 3,000 people.

  • Dengue cases continue to surge in the Philippines as the Government declares national alert An education grant from the EU aims to reach 13,000 children and youth affected by armed conflict in Mindanao.

  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a needs assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

29 Jul 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 are identified early.

28 Jul 2019 description

PAGADIAN CITY, 26 July (PIA)- - Dengue cases in the entire province of Zamboanga del Sur has peaked to 2,575 with 21 deaths recorded as of July 25, 2019 which may possibly bring the provincial government to declare the entire province under a state of calamity, said Dahlia Aseniero, Health Education and Promotion Officer (HEPO) of the Integrated Provincial Health Unit (IPHO).

Comparative data shows that in 2018, dengue cases in the province was recorded at 799 as compared to 2,575 in 2019, which is 231% higher than that of previous year.

26 Jul 2019 description

Manila/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 25 July 2019 - Urgent action is needed to contain a dengue outbreak in the Philippines as cases continue to soar and an unprecedented nationwide emergency alert is issued, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Philippine Red Cross are warning.

26 Jul 2019 description

AMID THE declaration of dengue outbreak in Iloilo, Aklan, Cavite, Leyte, and South Cotabato, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assures the public that it has adequate blood supply for dengue patients.

Chairman Richard Gordon said PRC, through its 93 blood service facilities nationwide, is working double-time to ensure the availability of blood supply, especially plasma and cryoprecipitate, which are used to prevent hemorrhagic complications associated with dengue.

25 Jul 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 1 January to 6 July 2019, 115,986 dengue cases have been officially reported nationwide through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR), an 86 per cent increase from the 57,564 cases reported over the same period in 20181 . Also reported are 491 deaths compared to 317 deaths for the same period last year.

25 Jul 2019 description

By Ilog Municipal Health Office
Published on July 24, 2019

ILOG, Negros Occidental, July 24 -- Mayor John Paul Alvarez of Ilog, Negros Occidental has called on Ilognons to be mindful of their surroundings in the fight against dengue.

He also urged the community to practice the four o’clock habit of cleaning their surroundings.

In 2018, the municipality of Ilog had 73 reported dengue cases.