Iloilo placed under state of calamity amid rising dengue cases

  ILOILO CITY --- The Iloilo provincial board on Tuesday placed the province under a state calamity due to continuing increase of dengue cases.   An outbreak has also been declared in Iloilo City.   Dengue cases in the province reached 6,806, including 23 fatalities from January to July 13 this year. This is more than 10 times the 543 cases recorded from January to July 6, 2018, according to authorities.   With this, the provincial board also approved the release of P26.5 million for the purchase of medicines, laboratory supplies, insecticides, and fogging equipment.   On Monday, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treas declared a dengue outbr...

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