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Cases of typhoid fever increase by 150%

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Between January 1 and November 2, 12,124 instances of typhoid fever were reported in the Philippines, but the Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday that no regions had reached the level of an epidemic.

The total is 7,280 cases, or 150%, more than the 4,844 illnesses registered for the same period last year.

“Like cholera, typhoid rates are on a downward trend, but we will watch any increase in cases,” Department of Health – Epidemiology Bureau Director Alethea de Guzman stated on an online forum. “Tulad ng cholera pababa pa ang kaso ngayon but babantayan natin kung magkakaroon pa ng pagtaas ng kaso

Typhoid fever cases this year were lower than the weekly infections reported during the pre-pandemic years, although being higher than in 2021 and 2020. They continue to be below the pandemic cutoff.

56 typhoid fever-related deaths in total were reported across the country. Children between the ages of one and four make up about 17% of instances.

Typhoid fever cases have increased over the last three to four weeks in Batangas, Bohol, Bukidnon, Cagayan City, Catanduanes, Cebu, Davao City, Guimaras, Misamis Occidental, Mountain Province, Negros Occidental, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Sarangani, and Santiago City.

“These districts, which we have designated as sites with a rise in typhoid cases, have no relation to Typhoon Paeng, but again, it is part of our close monitoring,” de Guzman added.


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