Global & Disaster Medicine

Surge of Dengue cases in Myanmar (Burma): More than 4500 cases


Date: Thu 31 Aug 2017 10:31
Source: Eleven Media [in Myanmar, trans. Mod.YMA, edited]

“The dengue cases reported in Yangon Region during 2017 are higher than
those of 2016. During the 1st 4 months, the incidence increased as
high as 4 times [than that of 2016].

At present, there are more than 4500 cases and 32 deaths of dengue
infection. Larvae control activities are being carried out in the
areas with high incidence. The highest number of cases are found in
Hlaingtharya, 4 areas in Dagon Myothit, Dala, Thaketa, Mayangone, and
Hlaing Townships as usual, according to the Regional Public Health
Department in Yangon Region.”

[Byline: Ei Thinzar Kyaw]

Global Map of Dengue Fever Source:  CDC


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