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PALO, LEYTE – Away from the focus that is drawn to the novel Corona Virus, Dengue fever in Eastern Visayas is making a comeback, not as widespread as compared to cases recorded last year, but not less virulent either.

Data from the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health regional office shows that 1,197 dengue cases have already been reported from January 1 to February 8 this year.

This number of cases is lower by 41 percent if compared to 2021 cases that were reported last year over the same period. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas has reported a total of 11 persons under investigation (PUIs), including a 7-month old infant for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV).

As of February 7, DOH informed a total of 11 PUIs, two of which have already been discharged for negative results of the virus and another one after the lapse of 14-day isolation. Eight persons under monitoring (PUMs) were also cleared after 14 days with no symptoms reported.

The three PUIs in Leyte were admitted and isolated on February 4 with travel history to Macau from December 23 to January 28 to visit a relative. They arrived in the city on January 29. read more

ORMOC CITY – With the Department of Health (DOH) confirming the first case of Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-COV) in the Philippines on January 30, 2020 (Thursday), Ormoc City Mayor Richard I. Gomez did not tarry and immediately requested a conference meeting with Councilor and Dr. Gerry Penserga along with Ormoc City Health Office Head Dr. Edmund Keirulf and several other health workers regarding safety precautions and assessment of the n-COV case.

It was found out during the same conference meeting that in the Philippines, there are already 55 people exhibiting n-COV-like symptoms as of January 30, 2020; but only 24 of them are “suspected” and have been tagged as a Person Under Investigation (PUI). read more

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