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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dengue Fever Kills 45 Cambodian Children In Nine Months

Via Bernama :

Forty-five Cambodian children have died from dengue fever in the first nine months of the year, down 71 percent compared with the 157 deaths over the same period last year, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting health official as saying Thursday.

About 15,193 dengue fever cases were reported during the January-September period this year, down 59 percent from the 36,958 cases over the same period last year, Dr. Char Meng Chuor, director of the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, said in a news release.

"Around 67 percent of the patients are children aged between five and 14," he said.

He attributed the decline in infections and death toll to the ministry's efforts in educating people about the dangers of the disease and urging them to sleep under mosquito nets all the time."

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