Feature: Dengue fever cases rising in number annually
By Rebecca C. Espera
Davao City (12 June) -- Dengue fever still has the most number of cases and has increased this year,registering about 30% more cases than last year's occurrence, this according to Head of the Department of Health Davao Preventive Emergency Management Unit and Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, Dr. Rogelio Peņera.
Each year the dengue fever is growing in number of rate, and this has still no solution so far. "Marami tayong cases pero mas mataas ang kanyang (dengue fever) mortality rate", said Dr. Peņera.
Majority of those in the hospitals are dengue fever cases, and it is the primary reasons of the Department of Health (DOH) why it is purposely conducting a regular monitoring by way of gathering figures and data of dengue cases in all hospitals weekly.
Every Tuesdays of the week, the hospitals are about to submit their reports for the weekly surveillance update of the DOH in able to consolidate the data and the DOH will send the submitted reports to manila by every Fridays of the week. (PIA-XI) [top]