Dengue Kills 98 in
Planetark.org, Aug. 7, 2007
YANGON - Dengue fever has killed nearly 100 people in military-ruled
"Since January, there have been over 8,000 dengue fever cases in the whole country and 98 people have died. In July alone there were 32 deaths," a senior Health Ministry official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.
By comparison, in the whole of 2006 the former
The World Health Organisation said last month the Western Pacific region could be at risk from a major dengue outbreak unless governments improved efforts to stamp out the virus.
About 40 percent of the world's population is at risk from dengue, which has spread rapidly across
The virus, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, causes severe fever, headaches, rashes and muscle and joint pain. Severe forms can cause haemorrhagic fever. There is no vaccine.