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Number Of Thailand’s Dengue Cases Could Increase This Year, Researcher Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Spike in dengue cases expected in Thailand in 2016, expert says “…In Thailand, the 2016 caseload may be on par with the last big outbreak in 1987, when there were about 170,000 cases, said Dr. Usa Thisyakorn, professor of pediatrics at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and chairwoman…

Philippines Launches First School-Based Dengue Fever Immunization Campaign

CNN: World’s first dengue fever vaccine launched in the Philippines “…The Philippines’ Department of Health launched a school-based immunization program in highly affected areas, making it the first country where the vaccine is commercially available…” (East, 4/6).

More Than 100 Dead Of Dengue Fever In Taiwan, As Nation Faces Worst Outbreak Ever

VOA News: Taiwan Grapples with Record Outbreak of Dengue Fever “Taiwanese officials are reporting their most severe outbreak of dengue fever ever. More than 100 people have died despite the efforts of a robust health care system, putting Taiwan on a level with poorer Asian countries that grapple every year…

Dengue Outbreak In India’s Kerala State Infects More Than 11K, Kills At Least 21

Reuters: Dengue kills 21 in Indian tourist hotspot, crisis looms “A dengue outbreak has killed at least 21 people in India’s southern state of Kerala in the past three weeks, a government official said, adding that there was a shortage of medicines and health workers to tackle the crisis in…

Research Suggests Number Of Dengue Cases Three Times Higher Than Current WHO Estimate

“Around 390 million people are infected each year with dengue fever — the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease — more than triple the current estimate by the World Health Organization, experts said on Sunday,”¬†Reuters reports. The findings, published by researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust in the…

Association Of Southeast Asian Nations Recognizes Dengue Day

“Last week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional organization comprising 10 countries, celebrated Dengue Day ‚Ķ, an excellent way to raise awareness about the burden of dengue which infects [up to] 100 million people worldwide every year, three-quarters of them living in Asia and the Pacific,” Anupama…

First Locally Acquired Dengue Case Of Season, First Indigenous Cholera Case Reported In Taiwan

Global Dispatch: Taiwan reports first ‘locally acquired’ dengue case of the summer, first indigenous cholera case “The Taiwan Center for Disease Control (CDC) is advising the public about removing mosquito breeding sites after health officials reported the first autochthonous case of dengue fever this summer. … Health authorities are also…

Malaysian Authorities Working To Contain Dengue Fever Outbreak

“At least five people have died from dengue fever this month in Malaysia, where authorities are struggling to contain an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus that claims hundreds of lives annually in Southeast Asia,” the Wall Street Journal’s “Southeast Asia Real Time” blog reports. “The total number of dengue deaths…

Singapore’s Dengue Fever Outbreak May Continue To Worsen, Authorities Warn

“Authorities in Singapore are warning that Singapore’s most deadly outbreak of dengue fever since 2005 could get worse, after the disease claimed its seventh victim despite a vigorous effort by the government to control the epidemic,” the Wall Street Journal’s “Southeast Asia Real Time” blog reports. “More than 20,000 cases…