Dengue is a major public health concern and an economic burden in the Philippines. Despite the country's improved dengue surveillance, it still suffers from various setbacks and needs to be complemented with alternative approaches. Previous studies have demonstrated the potential of Internet-based surveillance such as Google Dengue Trends GDT in supplementing current epidemiological methods for predicting future dengue outbreaks and patterns. The study collated the population statistics and reported dengue cases in Metropolitan Manila from respective government agencies to calculate the dengue incidence DI on a weekly basis for the entire region and annually per city.
Philippines declares national dengue epidemic as cases top 146,000
Dengue cases now at 3K in Quezon | Philippine News Agency
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The situation From 1 January to 29 June , , dengue cases have been officially reported nationwide through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response PIDSR , an 85 per cent increase from the 57, cases reported over the same period in The median age of cases is 12 years, the most affected age group among dengue cases is five to nine years old 23 per cent. The most affected age group among dengue deaths is also five to nine years old 39 per cent.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever complicated with acute liver failure: a case report
This literature analysis describes the available dengue epidemiology data in the Philippines between and Of relevant data sources identified, 34, including additional epidemiology data provided by the National Epidemiology Center, Department of Health, Philippines, were reviewed. The peer reviewed studies focused on clinical severity of cases, some revealed data on circulating serotypes and genotypes and on the seroepidemiology of dengue including incidence rates for infection and apparent disease. Gaps in the data were identified, and include the absence incidence rates stratified by age, dengue serotype and genotype distribution, disease severity data, sex distribution data, and seroprevalence data. Dengue disease is a tropical and subtropical mosquito-borne viral illness and is a major health concern in the Philippines.
In November , WHO issued a new guideline that classifies symptomatic cases as dengue or severe dengue. Clinical findings include nausea, vomiting, rash, aches and pains, a positive tourniquet test, leukopenia, and the following warning signs: abdominal pain or tenderness, persistent vomiting, clinical fluid accumulation, mucosal bleeding, lethargy, restlessness, and liver enlargement. The presence of a warning sign may predict severe dengue in a patient.