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Over 900 confirmed cases of dengue

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 11:00 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Office of the Director of Health Services today informed that up to this weekend, there was a total of 950 lab confirmed cases of dengue.

In addition, there are 814 clinical suspected cases for a total of 1,764 cases.

According to the report, last week, the number of confirmed cases spiked to 215 in only one week with 4 districts reporting an increased amount of cases.

The office notes that not all suspect cases are being tested/will be tested for dengue given the current phase and only those having dengue with warning signs or severe dengue will be hospitalized.

Of all cases, 3.2% has been classified as severe. The Ministry of Health continues to urge the public to engage in prevention and elimination of mosquito breeding sites.

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