dengue in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on dengue in the Philippines


[OPINION] Why are we still defining 'mass testing' when dengue's about to arrive?

Jun 02, 2020 - 12:58 PM

'As the government is still defining terms, trying to find the most appropriate alibi for their indecisiveness, the country is slowly drifting towards a more precarious situation, because another infectious visitor is about to return with the incoming wet season'

[OPINION] Dengue fever and the language of medicine

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The language of medicine should connect with the language of the people

Congress seeks P1.16-B special budget for Dengvaxia recipients

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:19 PM

(UPDATED) The additional budget, which has been requested by the budget and health departments, will be used to provide medical support, like hospitalization, medical kits, outpatient care services, and laboratory tests

BUDGET. The Department of Budget and Management and Department of Health will request a supplemental budget for Dengvaxia vaccinees. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

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Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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DOH: 372 deaths due to dengue since January

Aug 17, 2016 - 12:20 PM

The Philippines is one of 4 countries in the Western Pacific which reported the highest dengue incidence in recent years Dengue fever is potentially fatal and mainly affects children

Dengue cases approach epidemic threshold in Negros Occidental

Aug 12, 2016 - 2:33 PM

From January 1 to August 6 this year a total of 2 520 dengue cases have been reported – a 197 increase compared to the same period in 2015

DOH identifies 80 barangays as dengue 'hot zones'

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED These barangays located in 11 regions have reported 3 or more dengue cases for the past 4 consecutive weeks

File photo of Barangay San Matias, Santa Rita, Pampanga from Wikimedia Commons

PH begins school-based dengue immunization

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Critics however slam the health department for its unusual decision to provide the dengue vaccine to millions of Filipino children just a few months after getting regulatory approval

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

World's first dengue vaccine now available in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 1:41 PM

An initial 300 000 doses will be made available to the private market

DENGUE VACCINE. The world's first-ever dengue vaccine is now available in the Philippines. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur

More than 78,000 dengue cases since Jan 2015 – DOH

Sep 23, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The health department records 233 dengue related deaths from January 1 to September 5

DENGUE. In the Philippines, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the primary and secondary mosquito vectors. File photo of Aedes albopictus from WikiCommons

Dengue on the rise: 55,000 reported cases so far in 2015

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

This is higher than the 50 462 recorded cases during the same period in 2014

DOH reports almost 20,000 dengue cases in Q1

Apr 17, 2015 - 1:17 PM

This is 6 49 higher than in the first 3 months of 2014 but less deaths are recorded this year compared to the 85 deaths in 2014

Dengue in Davao up 300%

Sep 24, 2012 - 11:08 AM

A total of 3 096 dengue cases are recorded in Davao City up from 896 during the same period last year

DOH alarmed over rising dengue cases

Jul 12, 2012 - 6:37 PM

The Department of Health has recorded a total of 294 deaths from dengue

Dengue alarm in Davao region

Jun 28, 2012 - 9:59 AM

Dengue cases in the Davao region increase by 108 prompting warnings from the local health department