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25 Jul 2019 description

By Easter Anne Doza

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 24 (PIA) – In the wake of the dengue outbreak declaration in almost all of the other provinces in Western Visayas, Negros Occidental is placed on “heightened dengue alert.”

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued Executive Order 19-19, series of 2019, placing Negros Occidental on heightened dengue alert with the increase in the number of dengue cases and deaths in the province.

25 Jul 2019 description

By Carlito C. Dar
Published on July 25, 2019

BAGUIO CITY, July 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public anew to remain vigilant against dengue with the continuing increase of cases.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque has declared a national Dengue alert last July 15 to raise public awareness on this health threat with several regions showing rapidly increasing number of cases. National data recorded 106,630 Dengue cases from January 1 to June 29, which shows an 85 percent increase compared to the 57,564 recorded during the same period in 2018.

25 Jul 2019 description

Highlights

  • 115,986 dengue cases, including 491 deaths, reported from 1 January to 6 July 2019: 86% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season (Figure 1)

  • Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.42% as of 6 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.

25 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.

24 Jul 2019 description

By Samuel Candido

BORONGAN CITY, July 24 (PIA) --The Eastern Samar Provincial Health Office (ESPHO) reported that the dengue suspected cases in Eastern Samar is in the status of both alert and epidemic.

According to Provincial Health Office (PHO) Chief, Technical Section, Dr. Rodel N. Delgado, the province fell below the alert threshold for dengue for 13 weeks, but this week, the province breached both the alert and epidemic threshold for dengue.

24 Jul 2019 description

By Leonard T. Pineda, I

ILOILO CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 has created monitoring teams to look into the dengue outbreak response in Region 6.

Dr. Rosemarie Lamirez, DOH-6 medical coordinator, said that these teams will monitor and evaluate the implementation of the outbreak response in each of the provinces in Western Visayas.

“The monitoring will include the ordinances issued by the local government, personnel in hospitals, triaging or the case management of patients,” she said.

24 Jul 2019 description

By Danica D. Caballero

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) – The mounting number of reported dengue fever patients in Bicol has prompted the regional office of Department of Health (DOH-5) to identify 33 barangays in the region as dengue “hot spots.”

The tagging of barangays with the highest recorded incidence of dengue cases was meant to rouse the local governments and the public to raise the level of their fight against the mosquito-borne disease.

24 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.

23 Jul 2019 description

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon ordered the immediate deployment of emergency medical tents to assist in the overflow of patients in Iloilo due to rising dengue cases at the request of Department of Health (DOH).

Earlier this week, Gordon received a request from DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III to support the government’s efforts to address the rising health concern, especially in Western Visayas, where an outbreak has been declared.

20 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.

19 Jul 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has requested support from Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will seek funding thru DREF activation to provide support to the affected population.

18 Jul 2019 description

With the Department of Health (DOH) declaring a national dengue alert, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año calls on all local government units (LGUs) to immediately undertake clean up drives to eliminate all mosquito-breeding areas to stop the spread of dengue in their respective areas.

“The alarming increase of dengue cases in several areas should prompt LGUs to act now and act fast in arresting the spread of dengue in their respective areas. We should not allow dengue to debilitate our communities,”says Año.

18 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.

17 Jul 2019 description

The Philippines is facing a surge in dengue cases, with over 100,000 dengue cases reported by the Department of Health (DOH) from 1 January to 29 June 2019, an 85 per cent increase in cases from the same period last year, with more than 450 deaths reported. On 15 July, the Department of Health declared a National Dengue Alert, urging regional DOH offices to step up surveillance, case management and outbreak response in health facilities and hospitals, as well community and school-based health education campaigns, clean-up drives, and logistics support for dengue control.

17 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.

16 Jul 2019 description

Overview

With 106,630 dengue cases reported through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) system from 1 January to 29 June 2019, including 456 deaths, the current dengue incidence is 85% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Whereas the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 29 June 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.55%), this is still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific.

16 Jul 2019 description

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today declared a National Dengue Alert due to the rapidly increasing number of cases observed in several regions.

Among regions which have exceeded the epidemic threshold are MIMAROPA (Region IV-B), Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII), and Northern Mindanao (Region X). The Health Chief disclosed that clustering of cases must be identified by the DOH regional office as a basis for declaring a localized epidemic at the barangay level.

16 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.

12 Jul 2019 description

The Department of Health (DOH) today reminded the public to follow the 4S strategy against dengue as cases have been noted to start rising.

“The rains have come and it only takes about two weeks for mosquitoes to breed and fully mature into dengue-causing mosquitoes, hence it is time to implement the 4S strategy in our households,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.