By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Bohol Island, located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines has recorded a dramatic decrease in dengue fever cases thus far in 2021, according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) as reported in The Bohol Chronicle.

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From the beginning of the year through September 11, the PHO recorded 119 dengue cases and two deaths due to dengue.

This compares to 2,650 cases and ten deaths recorded during the same period in 2020–A more than 95% decrease!

Despite the massive decrease, PHO officials don’t want the public to be complacent in preventive actions against mosquito-borne diseases.

PHO anti-dengue focal person Saniel Leonidas warned that Bohol and the rest of the country could be due for another spike in cases this year or in 2022.

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Nationally, from January 1 to July 3 this year, there has been a total of 32,555 dengue cases with 119 deaths (CFR 0.4%) reported, this is 43% lower compared to the 57,388 cases reported in the same period in 2020.

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