Saturday, August 3, 2013

PHO: No Chinkungunya cases in Aklan

There are still no recorded cases of chikungunya in the Province of Aklan.

This is according to Provincial Disease Surveillance Officer Roger Debuque.

When asked about cases that displays the like signs and symptoms of dengue but were not diagnosed as such, Debuque said, their latest report, which was accumulated from Rural Health Units and Hospitals in Aklan,
did not show any record of chikungunya.

On the other hand, with Dengue, their most recent record, dated January 1st to July 27, 2013, showed that there were 389 cases which is lower compared to the same period in 2012 with 468 cases.

Of the mentioned cases this year, there is one recorded death.

Meanwhile, regarding the reported release of Dengue Vaccine, Debuque said, there is a huge possibility for Aklan to receive this, although he is not sure as to when it will be available.

He added that the Central office will definitely distribute it to regions and provinces as the Philippines will be one of the first countries to have the vaccine once it will
be released.

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