In Cebu, 6 Palaro athletes get dengue

In Cebu, 6 Palaro athletes get dengue

/ 04:30 AM July 10, 2024

Dengue cases up in Calabarzon dengue cases drop

IMAGE Daniella Marie Agacer

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six student-athletes participating in the Palarong Pambansa 2024 were taken to a local hospital after they got dengue before the sporting event’s official opening ceremonies on Tuesday.

Dr. Peter Mancao, acting chief medical director of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), said the students were already in stable condition.


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Two of them are from the Zamboanga Peninsula, two from the Cordillera, and two others from Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Mancao said some of the students were already “sick and feverish” when they arrived in Cebu City last week, indicating that they might have contracted the mosquito-borne disease from their places of origin.

About 14,000 student-athletes around the country are participating in the games hosted by Cebu City until July 16. —Nestle Semilla-Dakay

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