News Alerts

30 Nov 2019 | 10:11 AM UTC

Philippines: Nationwide dengue fever outbreak continues November 25 /update 1

Philippines News Alert

Health officials report over 371,717 cases of dengue fever nationwide as of November 25; further spread of the disease likely to be reported over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Philippines

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC) at least 371,717 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationwide between as of November 25. Further spread of the disease is likely to be reported over the coming weeks.

Context

Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. DHF is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

Advice

Individuals in the Philippines are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites - e.g. by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping under mosquito netting or in an air-conditioned room - and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds (small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news