By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health officials in the Philippine province of Pangasinan are reporting a 53 percent decrease in dengue fever cases this year to date.


The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded 4,217 dengue cases from January 1 to November 23 this year, a 53 percent drop from 8,950 cases tallied in the same period last year.

Fourteen dengue related fatalities have been reported, up one from 2019 numbers.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

At least four towns–Bugallon, Umingan, Dasol, and Aguilar–are under a watch list for dengue due to the number of cases.

Nationally, there has been a total of 71,785 dengue cases with 277 deaths (CFR 0.4%) reported through October 17 this year, 81 percent lower compared to the 379,597 cases reported in the same period in 2019.