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271,480 dengue cases recorded in the Philippines, official data from January 1 to August 31, 2019. HIGHLIGHTS Death toll is 113% higher than in 2018.12,526 newly-reported dengue cases and 41 deaths between 25 and 31 August, decreased from 13,192 cases in the preceding week, but 52% higher than in the same epidemiological week in 2018 Weekly Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.33% in epidemiological week 35 (25-31 August 2019) is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.40%). This is still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. A National Dengue Epidemic was…

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