Philippines media is reporting that 78-year-old House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte is recovering from a bout with the viral infection, dengue fever.
Belmonte, who got admitted to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Wednesday after feeling ill, was diagnosed with a confirmed case of the mosquito borne virus.
Belmonte said that he expects to return to work on Mon, Aug 10.
The latest data from the Philippines Department of Health, as of June 20, the archipelago has reported 32,440 dengue fever cases, including 105 deaths. This is a slight increase compared to the case count reported at the same time in 2014.