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From January to November, cholera cases increased by 254%.

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According to a report released by the Department of Health on Wednesday, there have been 4,102 cases of cholera registered in the Philippines from January 1 to November 2, a 254% rise over the same time last year.

The most recent count surpasses the 1,159 instances reported last year by 2,943 cases. The recorded cholera cases, however, are said to have “hit a plateau” in the past week.

“We don’t see a rise in cases as it is currently on a plateau and at the level of the alert and epidemic threshold of) cholera cases in the previous weeks,” Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau Director Alethea de Guzman said in an online statement. “Ang ating cholera cases ano, hindi pa tayo nakakakita ng pagtaas ng kaso at sa ngay

Of the total, 2,132, or about 52%, are women, and 731, or about 18%, are kids between the ages of 5 and 9.

37 cholera-related deaths in total were documented nationwide.

We are unable to determine whether Typhoon Paeng has had an impact on our cholera cases, according to De Guzman. “Di pa natin posibleng makita kung may epekto na sa ating cholera cases ang nangyari sa Typhoon Paeng,” he said.

In the most recent four morbidity weeks, Central Luzon, Western and Eastern Visayas have all crossed the alert or epidemic level.

In the previous three to four weeks, the number of cholera cases increased positively in the provinces of Antique, Bataan, Negros Occidental, Northern Samar, and the cities of Bacolod, Baguio, Zamboanga, and Manila.

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