Travel Bulletin Philippines: Dengue Cases Double in Manila28 sec read
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.