Phillippines Declares Dengue- A National Epidemic

The rise in Dengue has caused a major ruckus in the country of Phillippines, killing a hefty lot.

The Philippino Department of Health on Tuesday declared the Dengue outbreak in the country as a national epidemic. Many thousand people lose their lives in many parts of other countries. The total number of cases recorded 146,062 in the month of January till July 20 this year is becoming a matter of concern to the many others living.

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque (2nd-left), DND Sec. Delfin Lorenzana (2nd-right), DOST Sec. Fortunato Dela Pena (left) and NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad (right). At a press conference on Dengue National Epidemic Meeting at the DND Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Monday, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The number of people who have lost their lives accounts for 622 and the worst affected areas are the central Phillippines as well as some regions in the northern island of Luzon and the southern island of Mindanao.

The population of mosquito breeding grounds needs to be destructed in totality with target spot lying mainly in tropical countries worldwide. These sites are the core areas of breathing ground for mosquitoes and needs to be tarnished as said by The Department of Health. Many schools, local government units, offices, and communities will be joining for the same cause.

The symptoms of Dengue range from vomiting, nausea, joint pain, and rash. There are other symptoms that cause breathing problems, hemorrhaging and organ failure in severe as critical.

There is no specific treatment for the symptoms for the illness, medical care to maintain a person’s fluid level seems critical.

Other South-east Asian countries that have shown a similar graph include- India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam.

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Written by Sanghamitra Gogoi

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