Dengue cases up 335% in Aklan


There is an increasing number of dengue cases in Aklan province from January to Aug. 24 this year, the Provincial Heath Office (PHO) said.

Cases of the mosquito-borne disease reached 4,800 with 19 deaths, 335 percent higher compared to last year during the same period.

The PHO said the town of Kalibo has the highest number of reported cases with 947 dengue cases. It was followed by municipalities of New Washington, 44; Balete, 347; Numancia, 334; Malay, 321; Ibajay, 299; and Nabas, 246.

There were 2,472 female victims, or 51 percent and 2,328 males affected by dengue virus. (

The PHO, meanwhile, reminded the public to observe “4s strategy” by searching and destroying the breeding sites, self-protection and say no to indiscriminate fogging.

Rhe province of Aklan declared a dengue outbreak in July after a spike in the number of patients affected by mosquito-borne disease.