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Thursday, September 5, 2013

581 dengue fever cases in SW China

Via Xinhua :

The number of confirmed dengue fever cases in an outbreak of the disease in a prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 581, but experts say the epidemic has been contained.

There have been no deaths reported since the disease was first reported in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna on Aug. 15, according to a statement released by Yunnan's health department.
The cases include 14 originating from neighboring countries, including Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, the statement said.
Of the confirmed cases, 409 had been cured, 116 remain hospitalized and 56 others have been quarantined at home for treatment."

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