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Zamboanga city logs over 2k dengue cases in 5 months: 19 deaths

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Zamboanga City has recorded a total of 2,026 dengue cases from January 1 to May 14, this year, of which 19 have died, according to the partial disease surveillance report for dengue cases of the City Health Office (CHO).

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The CHO report disclosed that the total was 1,793 percent higher compared to the same period in 2021 (n=107) and 223% higher from the five-year average of 627 cases, same time period.

Epidemic threshold was exceeded for 10 consecutive morbidity weeks Of the total dengue cases reported, 1,018 or 50% of the cases were females ages from 6 months to 88 years old (Median = 9 years), and 1,030 (51%) of the affected age group was 0-9 years old followed by the 10-19 age group with 624 (31%) cases.

Likewise, 1,460 (72%) cases had dengue with warning signs, of which six have died (CFR:0.4%), and two died of the 507 (25%) who had dengue with no warning signs. The age ranged from 4 months to 55 years old (Median = 8.5 years old), of which 15 (75%) were males.

At least 14 barangays have cases of dengue serotype 1 while one barangay each with dengue serotype 2 and 4.

The Mindanao Central Sanitarium in Pasobolong reported the most number of cases with 468 (23%) followed by the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga and Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center.

Nineteen dengue deaths were reported as of May 14 aged 3 months to 22, of whom 10 were males, and 11 (58%) had been admitted as severe dengue, 6 (32%) as dengue with warning signs, and two (11%) as dengue with no warning signs.

The CHO report further disclosed that the number of days from date of onset to admission ranged from two to five days with a median of three days, whereas the number of days from admission to death ranged within 24 hours to five days with a median of one day, and the number of days from onset to death ranged from three to nine days with a median of four days.

The dengue incidence rate (IR) per 100,000 population in Zamboanga City is 226.07.

Barangays with the highest incidence rate per 10,000 population are Mercedes (IR: 67.28), Boalan (IR: 63.03), Culianan (IR: 60.12) Divisoria (IR: 59.46), and Santa Barbara. Nine barangays were identified to have clustering of cases while two barangays as hot spot areas. (Vic Larato)

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page)

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