Health officials in the Philippines are reporting a decrease in cases of dengue fever and measles during the first quarter of 2022.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Friday said there are 10,915 cases of dengue from January until March 19 which is roughly half compared to last year’s 20,213 cases during the same months.
Concerning measles, she noted 45 reported cases for the first three months this year which is also lower compared to 83 cases last year.
Vergeire said the decrease in the number of reported measles cases may have been affected by the implementation of minimum public health standards, reduced interactions among individuals due to coronavirus disease 2019 restrictions, and non-reporting of cases to rural health units.
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