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Philippines reports more than 60K dengue cases so far, One of the highest totals globally




By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Philippines is reporting a total of 61,170 dengue cases this year through October 23, including 216 deaths, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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This is 21% lower compared to the 77,859 cases reported in the same period in 2020.

In 2021, 1,472,059 cases have been reported, the majority from Brazil (863,650), India (123,106), Vietnam (61,304), the Philippines (61,170) and Peru (41,379).

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causing a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. Approximately, half of the world’s population is at risk and it affects infants, young children and adults. The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years. Up to 50-100 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over 100 endemic countries, putting almost half of the world’s population at risk.




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