Finally! I found a link that proves my point that if you don't have the correct numbers, then you will obviously get the wrong statistics, and the WRONG CONCLUSIONS.
As always the trusted Google cache of information has worked! Check out this piece of useful data about the 2005 Dengue picture straight from the DoH's National Epidemiology Center (NEC) last year.
Here's a screen capture of the Table that can be found there (the red arrows and circle are mine):
Compare the Dengue table above with the Table the DoH published last weekend, and please tell me now --- no,please convince me --- that "dengue cases dropped by 40.7 percent in the first nine months of 2006 compared with the same period last year."
From the SAME period last year, did Dengue cases drop or did they increase? And by how much?
Kindly do the math for me.