Dengue, Death and Dengvaxia

By Jose Maria ‘Lloyd’ S. Nunag SYP, GHME, 2019 Dengue Fever Growing up in the Philippines, I have always heard about Dengue. There was never a year that the word ‘Dengue’ was not mentioned on televisions, schools, or family gatherings. It has become part of my childhood and is continuously being part of the life of Filipinos. Dengue is scary enough that health practitioners internationally have been eagerly awaiting a vaccine for decades. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Dengue as ‘a mosquito-borne flavivirus found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, mostly in urban and semi-urban settings. Day-biting Aedes mosquitos spread disease. It is the fastest spreading vecto

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