Quezon City had the highest recorded cases of dengue in the Metro from Jan. 1 to April 13 of this year, with 452 cases, according to data from the Department of Health. Quezon City was followed by Manila and Caloocan, with 378 and 260 cases, respectively.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Despite scorching temperatures in Metro Manila, disease-carrying mosquitos that breed in stagnant water remain a year-round threat, with health officials recording seven deaths due to dengue out of some 2,300 cases since the start of the year.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will launch an online dengue alert before the start of the rainy season when cases of the deadly mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever peak.
A WORKSHOP on “The burden and economic cost of dengue in the Philippines” will be held today at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City.
Leomar Fabian was very active despite having high fever on Saturday and, by all indications, he was on the road to recovery.
There were 7,754 reported cases of dengue in Quezon City from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13 this year, one of the highest among cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region. This was followed by the City of Manila (4,379 cases) and Caloocan City (2,967).
More than 132,000 dengue cases were reported in the country from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13 this year, 25 percent higher compared to the same period in 2011. Of the total, about 20 percent or around 26,000 cases were from the National Capital Region, the highest among the country’s regions. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
PRE-SCHOOL children in Mandaue City are strongly encouraged to wear knee-high socks as part of the city’s preventive measures against dengue.
By Philip C. Tubeza
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has assured the public that it has enough funds to help dengue victims after the number of dengue cases in the country rose by 25 percent.
A mosquito-borne disease similar to dengue fever but milder in form has struck an island-village in Rapu-Rapu town in Albay, afflicting 83 people, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said on Monday.
By Mar S. Arguelles
Health authorities in Albay are on heightened alert following a 28-percent surge in dengue cases during the past three quarters.
By Niña Calleja
The city government of Makati has begun to strictly enforce an ordinance, which imposes fines on residents and business owners who fail to keep their places dengue-free.
By Fat Reyes
Dengue cases in Iloilo City went up by 597 per cent in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2011, a health expert from the city noted Wednesday.