Dengue Cases in the Philippines

MyDoctorFinder July 20, 2017

Dengue Cases

According to the Department of Health-National Epidemiology Center, a total of 113, 485 dengue cases were reported in the Philippines only for the year 2014.[1]

Most of these dengue cases are found in these certain regions:

  1. Region 4-A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) acquired the highest reported dengue cases in the Philippines which accumulated to 13.2% or 14, 980 cases.

  2. Region 3 (Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales) was placed as the second to the highest with 12% or 13, 618 cases.

  3. Region 10 (Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental) has a total of 10.4% or 11, 802 cases.

  4. Region 11 (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental) resulted to a total of at least 7.3% or 8, 284 dengue cases.

  5. Caraga Region (Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands) is 0.3% lower or 341 cases compared to Region 11 which has a total of 7,943 cases.

DOH-NEC said that mosquito vectors breed even in minimal volume of water which accumulates in tanks, cisterns, flower vases, plant axils and backyard litter.

Dengue fever is caused by a bite of a mosquito called Aedes Aegypti. Once bitten, a person's chances to acquire dengue fever becomes higher. Most of these mosquitoes can be found in tropical countries which explains why the Philippines is one of the countries that acquire this disease.

Source: [1] Manila Bulletin, January 30, 2015