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Dengue cases rise in several provinces

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Metro Manila — The number of dengue cases continue to increase in some provinces in the country.

The City Health Office (CHO) in Zamboanga said that there already 71 dengue cases in the city for the first week of July, based on the partial report submitted by health personnel from data submitted by hospitals in the area.

CHO Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos said the figure could easily reach 200 once the data from five other hospitals come in.

Meanwhile in Sagbayan, Bohol, around 20 dengue cases have been recorded in just the first 10 days of this month.

Marilou Tampos, public health nurse of the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of the municipality of Sagbayan, said that there have been 17 cases as of July 4 and three more were added yesterday (July 13).

Most of the dengue patients were from Barangay Poblacion, Sagbayan, added the RHU.

In Bacolod City, a total of 55 cases of dengue and other waterborne diseases from January to July 2015 were recorded by the CHO.

The numbers are expected to increase until next year, according to Dr. Grace Tan, medical officer of Bacolod CHO’s Environmental and Sanitation Division.

Related News: Selangor records over 30,000 dengue cases, 84 deaths

Source: CNN Philippines

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