Pangasinan dengue cases up by 99%
Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am

LINGAYEN, Philippines — Dengue cases in Pangasinan have increased by 99 percent, provincial health authorities said over the weekend.

From January to July 26, a total of 2,589 cases with nine deaths were reported.

The figure is 99 percent higher than the 1,303 cases recorded during the same period last year.

Authorities placed under the dengue watch list the cities of Urdaneta, which reported 246 cases and two deaths; San Carlos, 166 cases and one death; Alaminos, 177 cases, and Dagupan with 137 as well as the towns of Bayambang with 199 cases; Binmaley with 133 cases and one death; Asingan, 132 and one death; Mangaldan, 111 cases and one death; Pozorrubio, 106 and one death; Lingayen with 112 cases and Binalonan with 79 cases.

Aside from dengue, leptospirosis cases in Pangasinan also rose by 46 percent as of this month.

At least 67 cases and 12 deaths were reported this year, higher by 16 cases and four deaths last year.

Places under the leptospirosis watch list are Dagupan City, which has 17 reported cases and two deaths; Sual, with five cases and two deaths; Manaoag, four cases and three deaths; Alaminos City, three cases and one death, and Mangaldan and Urdaneta City with four cases each.

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