The Philippine Department of Health reports that the incidence of dengue fever doubled in metro Manila during the first quarter of 2011. The Philippines have been a dengue fever hotspot for several years, but the latest statistics are alarming: 4,399 cases in 2011 versus 1,984 in 2010. This outbreak comes despite the distribution of over 700,000 mosquito trap kits in recent months. The Department of Health cited Manila’s Barangay San Miguel in Pasig City and Barangay Hen. T. de Leon in Valenzuela as particularly high risk areas.

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Michael Hartung, editor of Healthy Travel Blog, serves as head of Product Development at HTH Worldwide. Mike is responsible for all product strategy and development for the company. Mike has over twenty years of successful product innovation to his credit. He has played a senior management role in three start-up companies and has built complex organizations in rapid growth environments. Prior to joining HTH in 2000, he served as President of U.S. Healthcare’s Workers Comp Advantage subsidiary, which he co-founded with Angelo Masciantonio. Mike has also served in senior roles at Aon Consulting, Vantage Health Partners and Managed Health Care Services. Mike earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Carleton College.

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  1. I’m going to Manila in a few weeks and that number is disturbing. I know many people live in Metro Manila and the number is relatively small but Dengue fever is nasty. Maybe they should start spraying?

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