Dengue kills 7 in GenSan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2012 08:57 PM | Updated as of Jul 14 2012 07:30 PM

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