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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Myanmar : Dengue fever kills 6 in 1st 5 months of 2010

Via Xinhua :

" YANGON, June 29 : A total of six people were killed by dengue fever out of 910 people infected with the disease in Myanmar's Yangon in the first five months of 2010, a statistical report the Yangon City Development Committee said on Tuesday.

Noting that the disease occurrence rate is growing higher as the rainy season set in June, a disease sensitive month, 88 people have been infected with the disease in the first week of the month, it said.

According to earlier report, the number of people infected with dengue fever in the whole of 2009 amounted to 3,129 with 37 deaths registered.

Meanwhile, the health authorities have been stepping up preventive measures against dengue fever in the Yangon municipal area targeting a coverage of every township starting this year by introducing abate medicine with better effect."

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