Philippines Declares National Dengue Epidemic To Identify Critical Outbreak Areas, Mobilize Resources

BBC News: Philippines declares dengue epidemic as deaths surge
“The Philippines has declared a ‘national dengue epidemic’ after at least 622 people lost their lives from the mosquito-borne disease this year. At least 146,000 cases were recorded from January to 20 July — a 98% increase on the same period last year — the health department said. The epidemic was declared so that officials can identify areas in need of emergency attention…” (8/6).

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