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Dengue cases in CALABARZON breach 5,000 mark

Mar 26, 2019 @ 8:45

More than 5,000 cases of dengue have been recorded in Region 4A (CALABARZON) since the start of 2019, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

DOH regional director Eduardo Janairo said the agency has recorded 5,616 dengue cases in CALABARZON from January 1 to March 16, with most cases coming from Cavite.

The number of dengue cases recorded for the first three months of the year is higher by one percent than the figure from 2018.

Per province, the breakdown of dengue cases is as follows: 1,788 in Cavite, 1,248 in Batangas, 1,135 in Laguna, 823 in Quezon and 622 in Rizal.

Janairo said the DOH will undertake fumigation activities in the region as part of efforts to bring down the number of dengue cases.

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