Dengue kills 30, cases up by 51%


LINGAYEN—The dreaded mosquito-borne dengue has been the cause of death of 30 patients in Pangasinan since January to Dec. 24 this year and it has affected 8,323 individuals.

A report prepared by Rodhalia Binay-an, Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit nurse coordinator under the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here, showed that the number is 51 percent higher compared to the same period in 2017.

Last year, there were 5,505 suspected dengue cases with 18 deaths.

The youngest case was a two-month old baby boy while the oldest was an 86-year-old woman.

Three died from dengue in Urdaneta City, while two each in Bani, Mangaldan, Mapandan, San Carlos City, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison and Dagupan City and one each in Bugallon, Lingayen, Binmaley, Bayambang, Asingan, Binalonan, San Manuel, Villasis, Balungao, Rosales and San Quintin.

The municipalities and cities under PHO dengue watchlist and the number of dengue cases were the following: Urdaneta City (721), San Carlos City (463), Alaminos City and Pozorrubio (447 each), Binmaley and Mangaldan (414 each), Bayambang (346), Asingan (333), Manaoag (268) and Mapandan (267).

There were 438 men and 383 women afflicted with dengue and those aged from 10-14 years age bracket have the highest number with a total of 1,745 victims.

The rainy month of August had the highest number of dengue patients with 1,990 victims followed by July with 1,685. (PhilStar Wire Service)

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