PHO on alert over rising dengue cases in Aklan

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KALIBO, Aklan- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) is now on alert on the rising of dengue cases in the province.

Dr. Cornelio Cuachon, of the Aklan PHO said that from January 1 to present the province has 275 cases of dengue. One of which is a five-year old girl from Makato, Aklan who died last February.

"The PHO has required all rural health units to report the dengue cases in their respective towns every week particularly every Friday," Cuachon said.

Based on the records of the PHO, Kalibo has the highest number of dengue cases with 84; followed by the town of Makato having 24 and Numancia town has 23.

Cuachon said that aside from Aklan, other provinces in Western Visayas are having dengue.

Based on the records of the Department of Health-WV, Antique has 102 cases with one death, Capiz ahs 202 cases, Guimaras has 35; Iloilo province registered 401 cases; Iloilo City has `47 cases with one death; Negros Occidental has 786 cases with one fatality and Bacolod City has 154 cases.


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