MANILA, Philippines – Provincial health officials are on alert as dengue cases in General Santos City continue to rise.
The disease has claimed the lives of 7 people in General Santos, including 9-month-old Zia So.
Zia died after suffering from dengue shock syndrome.
Nearly 2,000 cases of dengue have been recorded in Central Mindanao this year.
Meanwhile, 2 others have died from dengue in Maguindanao.
The Department of Health has intensified its campaign against dengue in 36 towns that had cases of the disease. -- Report from Chat Ansagay, ABS-CBN News SOKSARGEN