Philippines dengue cases top 200,000 for 2022

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by NewsDesk Laugh

The number of reported dengue cases in the Philippines this year has exceeded 200,000, according to the latest data from the Department of Health’s Office of Epidemiology.

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From January 1 to November 12, 201,509 cumulative cases were reported nationwide, up 190 percent compared to the same period in 2021 (69,505).

The death toll is up 161 percent this year with 656 deaths recorded.

The regions reporting the most cases include Central Luzon (40,011), Metro Manila (23,330), Calabarzon (17,046) and Central Visayas (16,542).

Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread by mosquito bites. The disease can take up to two weeks to develop with the disease generally lasting less than a week.

The health effects of dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and light bleeding.

Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.

In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (dangerously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.

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