Latest news
× Dengue, now national emergency, kills 491

MANILA, Philippines---Dengue fever has killed at least 491 people, mostly children, throughout the Philippines in the first seven months of 2019, the figures showing why the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national health emergency to raise concern over the spread of the killer mosquito-borne disease.


The fatality figure for 2019 was 155 deaths higher than that of 2018 which saw 336 deaths…