Posts tagged as dengue

Philippines declares epidemic after dengue fever kills more than 600

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

An outbreak of dengue fever in the Philippines has been declared a national epidemic after causing hundreds of deaths this year in the wake of a government ban on the vaccine. The country has recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through to 20 July this year, 98% more than the same period in 2018, the department of health said. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of 622 people.…