Bangladesh, Vietnam Work To Contain Dengue Fever Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh struggles to contain record dengue outbreak
“Bangladesh is in the grip of the country’s worst-ever dengue fever outbreak, officials said Monday, with hospitals overflowing and social media flooded with pleas for blood donors. Eight people have died and there have been 13,637 cases of the disease so far this year, with nearly 1,100 people — most of them children — diagnosed in the last 24 hours, according to official figures…” (7/29).

Xinhua News: Dengue fever infections surge in Vietnam in 7 months
“Between Jan. 1 and July 29, Vietnam spotted over 105,000 dengue fever patients, more than trebling the cases in the same period last year, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday. Of the over 105,000 dengue fever patients, 10 have died, the agency quoted the country’s Health Ministry as saying. On Monday, health minister instructed health departments of cities and provinces nationwide to intensify early detection and rapid containment of dengue fever outbreaks…” (7/30).