Via ABS-CBN News, more wet-weather misery in Manila: Dengue cases rising amid rainy season. Excerpt (Tagalog quotes deleted):
Dengue fever cases are rising amid the rainy season, health officials warned Monday.
At the children's ward of the East Avenue Medical Center, as many as 3 dengue patients share one bed.
Some, like Jose Arnel, thought they were suffering from the flu due to the bad weather.
It took him 4 days to seek treatment at the hospital, where he found out he had stage 3 dengue.
A total of 35 children are current confined at the hospital because of dengue, while parents of around 30 sought consultation for their children who have dengue-like symptoms.
It's the same situation at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center, where several patients are forced to share a bed.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), dengue is at its peak in August and September. More people are prone to the disease because of the nonstop rains and stagnant water.