DOH: Dengue death conditions reach 661
Aileen Cerrudo • August 12, 2019 • 240
Dengue death conditions within the country non-public already reach 661, consistent with the newest document of the Division of Successfully being (DOH) from January to July 27, 2019.
The final dengue conditions peaked at 167,000 which is double compared with the recorded conditions within the outdated 300 and sixty five days.
There are already 10 regions within the country that are on the Dengue epidemic threshold, including CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Central Visayas and BARMM.
Meanwhile, Ilocos and the Nationwide Capital Design (NCR) are on the alert threshold.
In step with DOH Spokesman Usec. Eric Domingo, it received’t be until December prior to a decline in dengue conditions may perhaps perhaps very neatly be seen.
“We’re hopeful for the conditions na talagang peak natin August, September, October hanggang November. Minsan ang magazine- open pa lang decrease ng December (We’re hopeful for the conditions to peak in August, September, October until November. The decrease may perhaps perhaps commence in December),” he said.—AAC (with experiences from Aiko Miguel)
DOH belies bribery allegations by households of Dengvaxia vaccinees
Aileen Cerrudo • August 12, 2019
The Division of Successfully being (DOH) has belied the accusation made by households of Dengvaxia vaccinees that they got a P50,000 bribe from the division.
Successfully being Secretary Francisco Duque III clarified that the P50,000 monetary assistance did now not advance from the DOH.
“Iyang ayuda na iyan galing iyan sa Deliver of enterprise of the President so hindi iyan galing sa DOH. Ito lamang ay dahil sa malasakit ng Pangulong Duterte para sa mga magulang na namatayan at gumastos para sa kanilang wake at paglibing at mga iba pang mga gastusin (That assistance came from the Deliver of enterprise of the President, now not the DOH. It was borne out of President Duterte’s reveal for the of us of alleged Dengvaxia victims who had to pay for the wake, burial and deal of costs),” he said.
This was after experiences that several households of the Dengvaxia vaccinees are accusing the DOH of bribery after the division has supplied them P50,000 monetary assistance.
Plenty of of them said they had been requested to post long-established documents and deal of information. They think these would be outmoded as evidence in negate to raise motivate the usage of Dengvaxia amid the upward push of dengue conditions.—AAC (with experiences from Aiko Miguel)
DOH clarifies: no mutant strain of dengue virus
Aileen Cerrudo • August 12, 2019
The Division of Successfully being (DOH) said there may be now not any such thing as a mutant strain of dengue virus within the country.
In a press open, the DOH said that there are most efficient four traces of dengue virus within the country.
DENV-1 causes wretchedness within the motivate of the eyes whereas DENV-2 is connected to nose bleeding and blood-streaked vomiting. DENV-three and DENV-four cause the indicators of fever, muscle pains, complications, lack of bustle for food, vomiting, and diarrhea.
DOH Spokesman Usec. Eric Domingo additionally clarified there are now not any official statements asserting a new strain of dengue virus had caused the surge of dengue conditions within the country.
“Neither the DOH official nor the Secretary of Successfully being mentioned a new strain of dengue virus,” he said.
Meanwhile, the DOH assured true coordination with native governments to preserve a long way from an overflow of dengue sufferers in hospitals.
The most contemporary different of dengue conditions which is now over 157,000 is the most effective within the final five years, Domingo added.
“Here is one in all the most effective and it’s the first time that we’ve in actuality talagang nag-expose tayo ng dengue na national epidemic (declared dengue as a national epidemic). Here is the most effective within the final 5-6 years,” he said.—AAC (with experiences from Aiko Miguel)
Dengvaxia received’t raise dengue conditions down – DOH
Maris Federez • August 8, 2019
The Division of Successfully being (DOH) on Thursday maintained that Dengavaxia is now not the acknowledge to the topic of the high incidence of dengue within the country.
DOH spokesperson and Officer in Designate of the Meals and Drug Administration, Usec. Eric Domingo outlined that dengue is now not take care of several deal of illness the attach vaccination is the most appealing acknowledge.
He wired that Dengvaxia is soundless now not a registered drug within the country and its efficacy is now not yet exclusively confirmed.
“This vaccine is now not for an epidemic response. It’s designed for future use sa mga taong nagka- dengue na dati [for people who have had dengue before],” Domingo said.
A World Successfully being Organization (WHO) document confirmed that “Dengvaxia was first licensed in Mexico in December 2015 for use in members 9-45 years of age residing in endemic areas, and is now licensed in 20 worldwide locations.”
It was then outmoded in eleven worldwide locations in 2016, including the Philippines.
However it absolutely was most efficient in September 2018 that the WHO beneficial that Dengvaxia be most efficient administered to younger folks who had been beforehand infected with dengue, including that it is unhealthy whereas you have not yet gotten the illness.
This caused among the many public, as neatly as, experts because the Philippines is the most appealing country who had outmoded Dengvaxia vaccination on a wider scope, with extra than 800,000 younger folks inoculated.
The DOH maintained that there’s soundless no concrete behold up to now that claimed that younger folks who’re vaccinated with Dengvaxia will by no plot be infected with dengue.
“It’s very appealing on myth of you’re tested and then you’re certain but you’re in actuality untrue certain. Then whenever you happen to give the Dengvaxia, who knows that the acute dengue reaction is now not going to happen in a particular particular person. So, there’s a likelihood, in deal of words,” DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said. (with particulars from Aiko Miguel) /mbmf