VOLUME 12 NUMBER 1 (January to June 2019)


Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2019 12 (1) 064-065
available online: April 29, 2019

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Getting ahead of dengue

by Luis Wilfrido Atienza

Prevalent and dangerous, dengue plagues some 800,000 Filipinos and causes a thousand deaths every year. Researchers from the University of Sto. Tomas (and one from the Vietnam National Space Center) have created a mathematical model that will help predict where an outbreak of dengue is likely to come next. This allows government bodies, and other healthcare units more time to prepare for possible outbreaks, which could prevent a significant number of infections and deaths.

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