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Philippines dengue death toll rises to 882

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2019
The dengue death toll increased from 720 to 882 in fifteen days, the Philippines Department of Health announced.
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Meanwhile, the number of infected people rose to 208,000, more than double the cases registered in the same period last year, the health authority added.

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Data from the Department of Health shows that the age group most affected by the virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito is children aged between five and nine.

The report also notes that the most affected regions of the country, including the National Capital Region and Manila Metro, have exceeded the epidemic threshold.

It warned that cases of dengue, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and rashes, will continue to increase until October due to the rainy season.

Earlier this month, the Philippines decreed the dengue outbreak as a national epidemic.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes found in tropical countries around the world.