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