Dengue fever cases are up among most countries in Southeast Asia during the first months of this year when compared to the same period last year.
Through mid-April, 520,381 dengue fever cases and 2605 severe dengue cases have been reported.
Guangdong’s has recorded 79 dengue cases in the province over the past three and a half months.
Health officials in French Polynesia are reporting the confirmation of several autochthonous cases of dengue type 2 dengue, unrelated and scattered over several communes in Tahiti.
Dengue fever cases in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region, of the Philippines reached 1,743 from January 1 to March 7, 2019 which is 81 percent higher as compared to the same period last year.
Thailand health officials reported an additional 500-plus chikungunya cases during the past week, bringing the outbreak total, primarily in the south, to 2,551 cases.
Since the beginning of the year, 12 people have died from dengue fever at the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital. Forty-six percent of patients with severe dengue treated at this hospital this year were between five and 14 years old.
Researchers developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus.
Officials with the Philippines Department of Health’s (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau report 36,664 dengue cases covering the period from January 1 to February 23, 2019. This is 14,703 or 67 percent higher compared to the same time period last year (21,961 cases).
While there are existing studies on the economic burden of dengue fever in some of dengue-endemic countries, cost components are often not standardized, making cross-country comparisons challenging.