12 months Dengue claims 37 lives, affects 3,631 in Bicol Manilatimes
LEGAZPI CITY: In the span of seven months, dengue, the mosquito-borne disease has claimed 37 lives and afflicted 3,631 persons in in Bicol Region. Based on the latest record of the Department of Health (DoH) in Bicol, dengue prevalence has reached an alarming situation, with a total of 3,631 cases and 37 deaths from January 1 to July 27 this year, as compared to 1,582 cases and 17 deaths in the same period of 2018. Dr. Ernie Vera, DoH regional director said the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) figure indicates a 134-percent increase from last year.
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