Did You Know: June is National Dengue Awareness Month
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.
—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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