Dengue outbreak declared in Santiago City


Posted at Jan 19 2011 04:25 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2011 12:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A dengue outbreak has been declared in Santiago City in Isabela province.

Dr. Edgar Ramonchito Bayang, assistant city health officer, said that a total of 19 cases have been recorded from January 1 to 14.

Bayang said that one of the patients died due to the dengue shock syndrome.

With the outbreak declaration, Bayang said barangay councils in the city would be ordered to form their respective dengue brigades to prevent the number of cases from increasing.

Bayang said they are urging city residents to cooperate with the authorities in keeping their areas free of mosquito breeding places. -- Report from Julius Camba, ABS-CBN Isabela