Dengue cases near 117T mark-A A +A
Sunday, November 7, 2010
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that the number of dengue cases in the country continue to rise and is already nearing the 117,000 mark.
The latest report of the DOH–National Epidemiology Center (NEC) revealed that there are already 116,699 cases recorded in different hospitals nationwide from January 1 to October 23.
“This is 143.35 percent higher compared to the same period last year, which is at 47,955,” the report said.
There are also 704 deaths recorded as compared to the 480 fatalities last year.
Recently, the World Health Organization said dengue already developed into a major threat to global health after the frequency of its outbreaks intensify in some countries.
Among the regions with the highest number of cases are Western Visayas (20,843), Calabarzon (16,651), National Capital Region (14,119), Central Visayas (9,145) and Socsksargen (8,820).
Areas where clustering of cases with increasing numbers were also identified in Batangas, Laguna, Cebu, Camiguin, Davao del Sur and Mt. Province.(AMN/Sunnex)