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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Philippines: Dengue kills 6 in Antipolo; Ilocos death toll now 37

At least six people were confirmed dead due to dengue in one village in Antipolo City in Rizal province, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has reported.

In an Aug. 10 report posted on its website Thursday, the NDRRMC said the six fatalities were among 456 people affected by dengue.

"Out of the 456, six persons are confirmed dead. All are from Barangay Cupang," it said.

But the NDRRMC did not name the six, or indicate when they died.

For now, the NDRRMC said the Antipolo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council provided medical assistance to those affected.

It added the CALABARZON – Calamba, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Region IV-A) – Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is working with local disaster management units to closely monitor the situation. (more)