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Dengue Fever Infections on the Rise Nationwide

149 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the last nine days, with two deaths attributed to the disease. According to a report by Lao Post, more than 1,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Laos this year. The Centre of Information and Education for Health, ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

The disease burden on the Thai-Myanmar border

IN 2019, more than 1.3 million people in Southeast Asia were infected with dengue fever. The cyclical epidemic was exacerbated by poor state health infrastructure and constraints on access, as well as climate change and the increased movement of goods and people. In this context, and ...

Laure Siegel

Asia's hardest year for dengue fever – in pictures
Families at Angkor hospital for children in Siem Reap in north-west Cambodia

The global toll of dengue fever is becoming well known, with rising temperatures contributing to severe outbreaks that made 2019 the worst year on record for the disease. In 1970 only nine countries faced severe dengue outbreaks. But the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes that ...

Photographer Luke Duggleby and journalist Laure Siegel

Grassroots solutions to deadly problems

Local empowerment has become the best prevention measure against diseases and accidents in two Chiang Mai communities, who have learned firsthand how collective grassroots action can keep them safe. Dengue fever has terrorised the communities in tambon Ban Luang in Chom Thong district for years. Locals ...

Onnucha Hutasingh

Mekong Delta region now in peak season for dengue fever

A 10-year-old boy who suffered from multiple organ failure after contracting dengue fever has been discharged from the hospital after a more than month-long recovery period, according to the HCM City Paediatrics Hospital. Keep reading ...

Severe form of dengue fever surfaces in Vientiane

Health authorities say Laos still faces challenges in preventing dengue fever this year, especially with the emergence of dengue hemorrhagic fever. Meanwhile, the number of dengue fever infections in Vientiane overall has increased at a higher rate than in other parts of the country.Head of ...

Vientiane dengue fever rates higher this year: authorities

Health authorities in the capital have admitted that the outbreak of dengue fever is higher this year compared to the same period in 2016. From January 1-24 this year, 70 dengue fever infections have been recorded in Vientiane, while in the same period last year ...

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