I Survived investigates dengue cases this Thursday, Sept 24

Sep 23, 2009
Ces Drilon (top frame) interviews a mother who almost lost her children to dengue. This episode will air on ABS-CBN this Thursday, September 24.

This year, nearly 200 people have died of dengue, while more than 16,000 others have been hospitalized according to the Department of Health. Two who were lucky to survive were two siblings, one of them was just four months old.

Ces Drilon will hear the story of these two children's mother, who saw them suffer and almost lose their lives to dengue this Thursday (September 24) on I Survived.

Latest data from the DOH's National Epidemiology Center (NEC) showed that a total of 16,317 dengue cases were admitted in various government hospitals nationwide. The figure recorded from Jan. 1 to Aug. 1 also includes 165 deaths.

Health officials said ages of dengue patients range from less than a month to 96 years. A majority of the 70 percent of cases belonged to one to 20-year-old age group. Death rate was high among those less than 10 and 40 years.

How did the child endure this ordeal? How did the mother bear her child's suffering?

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Join Ces Orena Drilon this Thursday (September 24) on MTRCB's Best Reality Show I Survived after Bandila on ABS-CBN.

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Ces Drilon (top frame) interviews a mother who almost lost her children to dengue. This episode will air on ABS-CBN this Thursday, September 24.
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