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2 die as malaria cases rise in Maguindanao

John Unson (The Philippine Star) - December 27, 2014 - 10:04am

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao - Two ethnic Maguindanaons succumbed to malaria while 67 others from different towns contracted the mosquito-borne disease from January to Dec. 15, 2014.

In a statement, the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) here said this year’s recorded malaria cases in maguindanao were higher compared to that of 2013.

Workers of the IPHO-Maguindanao have been trying their best to provide residents of the towns, which account for most cases of malaria this year, sufficient information on how to prevent the spread of the disease.  

Malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes, affects humans and animals.

The disease is caused by parasitic protozoans, a single cell microorganism, of the Plasmodium type, which is passed one from one patient to another through mosquito bites.  

Malaria patients suffer from high fever, fatigue, and body malaise, which can result to death if left untreated.

CASES DISEASE INTEGRATED PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICE IPHO MAGUINDANAO MAGUINDANAONS MALARIA MOSQUITO ONE SPREAD
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