Dengue alert in the Philippines

August 12, 2011 2:09am CST
With the start of the rainy season, cases of dengue fever caused by Aedes aegypti mosquito has started to magnify. It becomes so alarming lately when a certain community in Manila has recorded increasing number of patients confined at some hospitals. Educational awareness would help especially when it is being incorporated in grade and high school classes. We need to do our part as well, cleaning our surroundings, getting rid of these stagnant water would all the more help.
2 responses
@voracious (624)
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
I can say is this is the worst case I've ever been see in the past years. During arroyo administration dengue cases were under control. Now in Pnoy's administration, dengue cases keeps on rising and I guess there's something wrong with his plans.
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
yes, the dengue fever is in havoc. there are many cases mostly victimizing children and young people. hospitals are getting crowded because of the surge of dengue cases. you are right. the department of education has now considered activities to check the symptoms of dengue among students. i think we should be aware of the symptoms so that we can prevent deaths or prevent dengue.