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× Zamboanga Sibugay, Bicol bear brunt of dengue surge

A state of calamity has been declared in Zamboanga Sibugay province in Mindanao following a sharp rise in dengue cases, while Camarines Sur, Sorsogon and Albay provinces in southern Luzon have been classified as dengue "hot spots."


Zamboanga Sibugay has seen an almost 2,000-percent increase in the number of dengue cases since January while Bicol region has recorded an 84-percent jump.