DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan –Health officials here have confirmed two cases of chikungunya as dengue patients continue to increase in the pediatric ward of Region 1 Medical Center here.
Region 1 Medical Center spokesperson Dr. Mike Canto two patients admitted to the hospital tested positive for chikungunya on Wednesday after medical screening.
Canto said Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and symptoms include severe and persistent joint pain, body rashes, severe headache, and fever.
Canto believes that there are more cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the province.
Meanwhile, the number of dengue cases recorded from January to July 17, 2013 reached 350 with four deaths.
Just month, a total of 149 dengue patients, mostly children, were admitted to the R1MC. Two of them already died. (Liezle Basa Inigo )
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