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Dengue on the rise in Cavite

The cases of dengue are growing in Cavite, with seven deaths and 1,618 cases reported so far since January.

The Provincial Epidemiology Sur­veillance Unit (PESU) recorded five deaths in Dasmarinas and two in neighboring General Trias.

There has been no declaration of a dengue outbreak in the province de­spite the number of deaths and cases. The PESU officers said the epidemic threshold has not been reached that claims such a declaration.

The province’s total number of deaths and cases in the first eight weeks of this year was weaker by six per­cent than the same period in 2018.

Cavite is the country’s most popu­lous province, which makes it sus­ceptible to outbreaks of diseases like dengue and measles.

Late last month, the provincial gov­ernment announced a state of calamity following a measles outbreak in which nine children were killed and 424 cases were summarized.

News source: Manila Bulletin

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