I. Situation Overview:
Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries. It is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes and is a viral disease with no known vaccine or specific antibiotics. Effective surveillance can also help in reducing cases and deaths if areas with clustering of cases were identified early.
The Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) data for Western Visayas reported that the number of Dengue cases exceeded the epidemic threshold in the period of 1 January - 15 June 2019.
- A total of 540 deaths and 130,012 dengue cases were reported in Regions I, Ill, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XII, CAR, and CARAGA from 1 January to 3 August 2019. The number of deaths increased by 48 from the previous report while the number of cases increased by 7,900 with details follows: