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Dengue outbreak declared in Guimaras, Capiz

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MANILA, Philippines — The provincial governments of Guimaras and Capiz declared a dengue outbreak on Friday, citing an increase in the number of cases.

The declaration of an outbreak will allow the use of funds for the immediate purchase of the needed medicine to prevent the spread of the disease.

Guimaras Gov. Samuel Gumarin declared the outbreak under Executive Order 36. He said there was an increase of 1,046 percent in the number of dengue cases in the province.

At least 493 cases with two deaths were recorded in Guimaras from January to July 6.

In Capiz, Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras issued EO 1 directing provincial and district hospitals to provide free medical services to dengue patients.

Contreras said local government units should institute preventive mechanisms to avert the spread of the disease. He said LGUs should also conduct “Kontra Dengue Day.”

He ordered the creation of task forces to intensify the implementation of Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue program, enhanced 4S strategy and the 4 o’clock habit.

Capiz recorded 2,177 dengue cases with 14 deaths from Jan. 1 to June 29.

On Friday last week, a dengue outbreak was declared in Iloilo under EO 106 issued by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.

Defensor also ordered a massive cleanup drive for four consecutive Saturdays starting July 6. 

Ex-mayor’s child

In Iloilo, the only child of former Iloilo City mayor Jose de Paula, 10-year-old Justine Joy or JJ died of dengue on Friday.

JJ died at the Iloilo Mission Hospital, 16 days after she was diagnosed with dengue fever.

The death toll due to dengue in Iloilo is now 21, including two students, aged 9 and 10, who died on July 7.

Only three deaths were recorded in the province during the same period last year.

A dengue outbreak had been earlier declared in Maasin, where 170 cases were recorded.

The number of dengue patients in government-run hospitals in Iloilo was recorded at 851 as of Friday morning.

The provincial health office said there were 5,435 dengue cases from Jan. 1 to July 6. The number is 901 percent higher compared to the 543 cases reported during the same period last year.

The town of Pototan has the most number of cases at 489.




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Damn that is a shame.  One of the most beautiful islands in the region too. Lets hope some money can get eased up and something could be done abou this.  I swear I heard about a vaccine for this once..............

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There is a vaccine but it is supposed to be only for the young. Also I'm not sure of it's effectiveness. Either way people are wary of vaccines here.

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Health officials issue national dengue alert


HEALTH OFFICIALS issued a national dengue alert after cases of the viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes peaked to more than 100,000 as of June, a record since 2016.

“A national dengue alert is in place, which is due to the rapidly increasing number of cases in some regions,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said at a briefing yesterday.

Dengue cases rose 85 percent from a year earlier to 106,630, according to the Health department. Regions with the most cases were Western Visayas with 13,164, Calabarzon with 11,474, Central Visayas (9,199), Soccsksargen (9,107) and Northern Mindanao (8,739).

The local peak in dengue cases reflects a global spike that happens every three years, Gundo Weiller, World Health Organization (WHO) Philippine representative, said at the same briefing.

Science cannot explain the three-year spike that has been observed globally, Mr. Weiller said, adding that dengue, which causes fever and acute pains in the joints, has now erupted in places that have not seen the disease before.

Regions where dengue has become an epidemic are Mimaropa, Western and Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao, according to the Health department.

Health officials asked the public to practice prevention by destroying mosquito breeding sites, wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and using a mosquito repellent. Victims should seek a cure as soon as the symptoms occur to prevent death.




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They declared state of calamity on Samal Island due to increase in dengue cases



Surge in dengue cases forces Samal island to declare state of calamity

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) — The Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte has declared a state of calamity due to dengue fever outbreak.

The city government reported that in the January-June period, a total of 249 dengue cases were recorded. This was up by 730% from the number in the same period last year, according to the report.

Among the dengue patients this year, two died, the city government said.

Based from the report from the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the City Health Office, the villages with the most number of dengue cases were Babak District with 169, Samal District with 170, and Kaputian with 90.

The state of calamity declaration will allow the local government to access the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund to help efforts at normalizing the living conditions of Samaleño communities affected by the outbreak.


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