Dengue Fever cases, similar to encephalitis, are on the rise in the Philippines.  Over all the increase is 43% but Manila is seeing a much higher increase.  It is being blamed on global warming.  I’m beginning to think global warming is a catch all for CYA.  I’m not buying that.

The highly urbanized capital of Metropolitan Manila had the highest number of cases, an increase of 191 percent over the same period in 2007

I’m seeing numerous sites talking of a vaccine for the illness but then I see many sites claiming there is no vaccine.  Perhaps what I’ve been reading is developmental vaccine and not readily available yet.  I’m going to look into it.  I plan to go to a doctor soon.  I’ve been here  nearly six months now and still have not gone.  I need to do that soon.

Visit AFP for more information.

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