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Dengue on the rise in Cavite



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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