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2 Zika victims recorded in Cavite

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has reported that two victims of Zika virus were recorded in Bacoor District.

Health Education Promotion Officer II Annabelle R. Dilig confirmed the two suspected cases from a report rendered by the Region IV-A Health Office.

Authorities could only confirm that a boy and an adult female were the latest victims of the virus but decline to reveal any other details.

DOH Spokesman Eric Tayag declared earlier the infected mosquitoes as “Public Enemy No, 1 as they cause three illnesses – dengue, chikungunya and zika.

The provincial government of Cavite had declared dengue outbreak in 2015 due to the prevalence of the cases in the area. Chikungunya outbreak was also declared in Indang municipality only on Sept. 30 this year.

The DOH reported a total of 19 Zika cases in the country with 12 from Western Visayas, three in National Capital Region, three in Reguon IV-A or the Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) area and one from Central Visayas. (Anthony Giron)