39K dengue cases recorded from January to June–DOH

24/06/2022 6:30:00 PM

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The Philippines has so far recorded more than 39,000 dengue cases since the start of this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

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Analou de Vera THE Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits dengue.in the country.Freddie Velez Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando is leading the province’s fight against dengue amid the rising number of dengue cases in the province.MANILA, Philippines – The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines continued to increase in the recent week, with an average of 350 new infections reported each day.

The Philippines has so far recorded more than 39,000 dengue cases since the start of this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said.Citing data from its Epidemiology Bureau, there were 39,705 dengue cases reported from Jan.” The RITM technical team is also working on a second PCR assay for differentiating the monkeypox virus clades or groupings is also being worked on, the department added.1 to June 4.Cielito Nikki Ross Gonzales, dengue program coordinator of the PHO, urged Bulakenyos to follow the enhanced 4S strategies: Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; Secure self-protection; Seek early consultation; and Support fogging/spraying in hotspot areas.“Cumulatively, cases this year is 31 percent higher compared to the reported cases during the same period in 2021 (30,231),” the DOH said.A South Korean national in their 30s who arrived from Germany on Tuesday was confirmed to have contracted the viral disease, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.The regions with the most number of cases are Central Visayas (5,169), Central Luzon (5,087), and Zamboanga Peninsula (3,611).Case numbers are almost certainly an undercount because there are still those who cannot afford to get tested, while those that do have the ability to meet high testing costs now have more access to at-home antigen tests, which aren’t included in official case counts.

The DOH also noted that certain regions “show an increasing trend in the recent four morbidity weeks.The patient reported to the authorities at the airport before they came into close contact with others and is now receiving treatment, Peck added.Dengue is a viral disease transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected female mosquito called Aedes which carries the dengue virus.” These regions are Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Cordillera Administrative Region.Also, 202 deaths related to dengue have been recorded since January, the DOH said.Based on DOH’s Department Memorandum 2022-0220 or the “Interim Guidelines for the Implementation of Monkeypox Surveillance, Screening, Management, and Infection Control,” samples will only be collected from all individuals fitting case definitions for suspect or probable case of monkeypox.There were 39 deaths recorded in January, 36 in February, 34 in March, 43 in April, 48 in May and two in June, the DOH said.The DOH reminded the public to practice the 4s strategy: search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; secure self-protection measures like wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and daily use of mosquito repellent; seek early consultation; and support fogging/spraying in hotspot areas.In DOH’s case classification, an individual is considered a “suspected case” if he or she shows an unexplained acute rash and one or more of the following symptoms: Headache; Acute onset of fever (>38.By these alone, the country has much to catch up on.

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