NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No. 12 re Dengue Outbreak, 06 August 2019, 8:00 AM

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 06 Aug 2019 View Original

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.

  • The Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) data for Western Visayas reported that the number of Dengue cases exceeded the epidemic threshold in the period of 1 January - 15 June 2019.

ll. Effects:

A. CASUALTIES

A total of 441 dead and 106,244 dengue cases were reported in Regions III, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, VI, VII, VIII, X, XII, and CAR, and CARAGA from 1 January to 3 August 2019. The number of deaths increased by 57 while the number of cases increased by 17,646 with details follows: