Dengue Fever Outbreak 2020

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Dengue Fever Outbreak 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 29, 2020 5:42 pm

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Cambodia News, Phnom Penh: With the rains comes dengue season; the Ministry of Health has declared 2,172 dengue fever cases in the first 19 weeks of this year as the number of cases continues to rise in the villages, communes and towns of the provinces.
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Dengue fever can occur in any age group; it is caused by the Tiger mosquitoes which breed in water, and live no more than 150 meters from their place of birth. This means that it is important to remove all free-standing water around habitations and cut back plants close to the house. Citizens are advised to wear long clothes to protect them from mosquito bites, and not to sit or sleep near stagnant water.
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Re: Dengue Fever Outbreak 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 pm

Dengue scare in Kampong Speu not an outbreak, official claims
Khorn Savi | Publication date 25 June 2020 | 21:46 ICT
Official have confirmed that although seven children have been diagnosed with dengue fever at an orphanage in Kampong Speu province, it does not constitute an outbreak. The children had mild dengue fever and are completely cured.

Kampong Speu provincial health department director Or Vanthen told The Post on Thursday that there are 75 children under the age of 10 at the orphanage in Phum 1 Village, Treng Trayoeng commune.

The density raised fears of transmission and an outbreak of the infectious disease.

Vanthen said the seven children were infected because the centre is located near a forest and did not properly store garbage, such as cans or bottles, which can store water during the rainy season, leading to mosquito breeding.

“In Kampong Speu province, there are a few cases. Some villages have only one or two cases. When it happens like in the orphanage, it concerns us and we must take urgent steps to prevent it. We have assigned a team to spray mosquito insecticide in the centre’s area and the village,” he said.

National Dengue Disease Control Programme director Leang Rithy told The Post on Thursday that Kampong Speu provincial health officials had reported the infections as an outbreak of dengue fever.

But after visiting the site, he concluded it was just an isolated case and not an outbreak of the disease.

“Last year we were doing well and keeping people informed and engaged. In 24 weeks there have been only 2,907 dengue cases, 86 per cent fewer than last year. So I wondered why now, which is why I went and checked,” Vathern said.
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Re: Dengue Fever Outbreak 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:17 pm

Dengue rates plummet in Cambodia
Cambodia has seen a sharp drop in dengue cases in the first part of this year compared with 2019

Similarly enjoying a reprieve so far this year are the citizens of Cambodia. Health authorities there reported dengue cases up to May 31 had plummeted from 13,843 in an similar, but six-month-long period of last year, to 2,172 this year.
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