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Thursday, September 25, 2014

China : Guangdong sees 1,400 new dengue fever cases in two days

Via Xinhua :

The number of dengue fever cases in south China's Guangdong Province continues rising with more than 1,400 new cases in just two days, local authorities said.

A total of 17 cities in Guangdong have reported 7,497 dengue cases this year, reaching nearly 14 times the number of the same period last year, provincial health and family planning commission said.
The figure was 6,089 just two days ago.
Guangzhou, the provincial capital, was hit hardest by the virus. A total of 6,361 cases have been reported as of Wednesday, resulting in two deaths, the commission said."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Australian traveller tested for Ebola

Article via Radio New Zealand :

An Australian man who fell seriously ill after returning home from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo during the Ebola outbreak, has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

The man, aged in his twenties has been quarantined at the Gold Coast University Hospital, the ABC reported.
Queensland Health spokeswoman Heidi Carroll said the man's test results should be known in a few hours, but he could be suffering from another fever.
"This could be a person who is presented with fever and has malaria, so it's too early to tell what this patient has so we will just have to wait and see."

India, Pune : 55 test positive for dengue on single day

Via Times of India, excerpt :

The rapid spread of dengue continues to challenge health officials, with 55 people testing positive in the city on Wednesday the highest in one day this year. The case tally for this month is now 361, which means that an average 36 people were detected with dengue every day in the last ten days.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman, Ashwini Dawakhare from Parvati, succumbed to the disease at Ruby Hall Clinic on Monday. She gave birth to a baby through caesarean section the same day."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Japan : 81 dengue fever cases reported in 15 prefectures

Article via Japan Today :

he Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday that the number of reported dengue fever cases stood at 81 in 15 prefectures as of Tuesday morning.

The ministry is working with Tokyo metropolitan government health officials to spray insecticide in three parks in Tokyo, where the disease spread by mosquitoes, is believed to have originated, TV Asahi reported.
Since the weekend, parts of Yoyogi, Shinjuku Gyoen and Meijijingu Gaien parks have been closed to the public, resulting in the cancellation of many events."