Cavite under state of calamity due to alarming dengue cases

By , on September 22, 2015

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MANILA – As of the second week of September, almost 4,000 cases of dengue have already been recorded in Cavite province, prompting the provincial government to declare it under a state of calamity.

Cavite provincial health officer Dr. George Repique disclosed the alarming increase of dengue cases in Cavite, having 3,904 recorded cases with 16 fatalities from January to September 12.

The latest figure was 200 percent higher compared to recorded dengue cases in the same period last year.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) has already allocated P12 million to aid cities and municipalities with dengue outbreak, while the Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit have been tallying the latest cases