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Did You Know: June is National Dengue Awareness Month

/ 04:00 AM June 02, 2020

June is National Dengue Awareness Month. According to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), over 1,100 people, almost half of them children age 5 to 9, died of dengue in 2019.

The DOH declared a national dengue epidemic last year when cases reached 271,480 from January to August, the highest in Southeast Asia.

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Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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