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Monday, January 30, 2012

8 dead as dengue fever hits Indonesia's Jambi

Article via Phil Star, excerpt :

" Eight people died of dengue fever in Indonesia's Jambi province by January, forcing the local government to extend its alert for the disease, the Jakarta Post reported on Monday.

At least 118 people were infected by the mosquito-borne disease in the month alone.Jambi Health Agency Head Polisman Sitanggang said that the agency would take emergency measures, including mapping existing cases and inviting local physicians and public health workers to discuss how to contain the outbreak.

Sitanggang said that most of the recent infections occurred in the last week of January, despite a drop in cases recorded earlier in the month."

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