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Noynoy Aquino III Backs Dengvaxia Use Amid Dengue Outbreak

DENGUE – Former President Noynoy Aquino III supported the return of dengvaxia amid dengue outbreak.

One of the most common diseases in the Philippines in dengue. Most of the victims are young children. They experience symptoms such as vomiting, muscle, fever, nausea and skin rashes.

The best way to prevent this mosquito-borne disease is to have a clean surrounding and clearing of any stagnant water in the house.

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In a report, Iloilo City is currently under a dengue outbreak due to the number of victims admitted to the hospital and deaths.

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III launched a dengue vaccination program during his term.

However, the vaccine allegedly triggers severe symptoms if injected to the children who have never contracted the disease.

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Based on a report from GMA News, The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 130,000 dengue cases in the whole country as of January to July.

A group of doctors including Iloilo First District Representative and former Health Secretary Janette Garin appealed to the DOH to make the controversial vaccine available again to the market.

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According to the report, Former President Noynoy Aquino backed the use of the controversial vaccine amid the rising victims in the country.

“Kung wala naman talagang idinudulot na masama itong gamot na ito at nakakatulong, bakit nga hindi gamitin?”

“Maibsan man lang ‘yung nadadama ng marami nating kababayan na nasa daang libo nang tinamaan nitong dengue,” Aquino added.

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Based on the report, Palace spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government would consider bringing back the dengvaxia vaccine to the market amid outbreak in the country.

“Kailangan maghanap tayo ng vaccine pero kung wala pa at alam naman natin yung dengvaxia pwede dun sa mga dating nang may dengue at wala tayong naririning na hindi edi why don’t we try it,” he said.

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