By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Infectious diseases know no personalities, status or other attributes that are sought after by people. No one is immune based on fame and fortune and this includes the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever.


In the Philippines, local media report that the daughter of the President, Rodrigo Duterte, has been hospitalized with dengue fever. ABS-CBN reports that Duterte’s youngest child, 15-year-old Veronica “Kitty” Duterte has contracted the mosquito-borne viral disease and is being treated in a Davao hospital.

Both of Kitty’s parents have rushed back from overseas trips to see their daughter.

Kitty is reportedly one of the more than 800,000 schoolkids who received the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.

The Philippines has reported an extremely large dengue fever outbreak in 2019. According to the most recent numbers from the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health, 307,704 dengue cases were reported nationwide, including 1,247 deaths through Sep. 14.

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