The Correspondents will tackle the spread of dengue fever in the country

Even celebrities such as Enchong Dee (left) and Derek Ramsay (right) have been afflicted by dengue hemorrhagic fever. What is the Department of Health doing to curb the rise of dengue cases in the country? Find out in the September 7 episode of The Correspondents.

ABS-CBN’s news documentary program, The Correspondents, added another feather to its cap after taking home the trophy for Outstanding Televised Feature Story on Youth and Education at the 2010 Lasallian Scholarum Awards last August 27.

Karen Davila’s "Batang Bida" report, which featured two young athletes from General Santos City, was recognized "for raising our hope optimism and championing youth development through sports."

For its September 7 episode, The Correspondents will tackle an ailment that has hit more than 60,000 Filipinos, including actors Derek Ramsay, Enchong Dee, and John Prats.

Dengue, which comes from the bite of a mosquito Aedes Aegypti, has so far killed 450 people this year. The Department of Health recently announced that a plant called "Tawa-tawa" can help treat the deadly illness.

Abner Mercado finds out if this and other government efforts are enough to stop dengue’s killing spree this Tuesday (September 7) on The Correspondents, after Bandila on ABS-CBN.



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