Philippines reports increase in dengue and chikungunya early in 2023


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Philippine health authorities reported an increase in mosquito, dengue and chikungunya viruses in early 2023.


From January 1 to February 18, 2023, officials reported 17,136 cases of dengue, up 102 percent compared to 8,491 cases reported during the same period in 2022.

Sixteen of the country’s 17 districts have reported increases in cases. Metro Manila (National Capital Region-NCR) has reported the most cases to date with 2,609 cases, followed by Central Luzon with 2,024 cases, Calabarzon (1,704) and Northern Mindanao (1,620).

55 dengue-related deaths have been reported so far.

In all of 2022, the Philippines reported 226,497 cases of dengue, including 737 deaths.

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Health officials have reported 29 cases of chikungunya to date, up from 5 in 2022 (480% increase).

The Davao region accounts for 55 percent of the country’s total (16).

In all of 2022, health officials reported 600 cases of chikungunya.

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