Dengue estimates an annual incidence of approximately

Dengue fever is a disease that
afflicts hundreds of millions of people around the world. World Health
Organization (WHO), estimates an annual incidence of approximately 100 million
infections in which about 500,000 people requires hospitalization, and this is
mainly composed of children. Most of the known dengue cases are from Asia,
Latin America and Africa and are from lower and middle-income countries. Dengue
mortality rate is approximately 1-2.5% (1). In the Philippines, dengue is a
major public health problem. There are about 170, 503 symptomatic dengue virus
infections and about 750 deaths reported in the Department of Health annually
from 2010 to 2014. (2)