January 2010- September 25, 2010
Dengue is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The mosquito transmits the disease by biting an infected person and then biting someone else.
THE RED ZONES
The Infected 1) Children from 1-10years old.
Throughout the span of time, from January to August, children from 1 -‐10years old has con-‐ stantly been the one with the highest preva-‐ lence of dengue. This is due to the children’s still weak immune system coupled with their inclination to explore the world, even playing in places that are not too hygienic. 2) Sex
Prevalence of dengue among women have of ten been higher throughout the different age groups, except for the age 1-‐10 brackets.
Fatality rates 1) Age Group a. Children in age group bracket 1-‐10 years old have the most number of deaths. Often times, because of lack of medical health care
The Breeding Grounds
Has the Philippine government done enough?
WHAT ABOUT DOH? Here are some of the Department of Health始s Programs:
Daily Monitoring of Dengue Patient始s Status
! Distribution of Mosquito Nets
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A magazine covering the epidemiologic data regarding dengue from January 2010 to Spetember 25, 2010