28 December 2013

Good News Cambodia (6) Dengue Fever Cases Fall

'While much of the Asian continent saw larger than usual numbers of dengue fever cases in 2013, the Kingdom of Cambodia reported a 58 percent decrease in 2013 as compared to 2012.

Cambodia reported 17,491 cases of dengue fever during the first eleven months of the year, a decrease of 58 % compared to the same period in 2012. In all of 2012, they reported 42,362 cases of dengue.

This also resulted in a big decrease in dengue fatalities from 2012 to 2013. From January to November this year , 59 children died of dengue, against 183 in the same period in 2012, a decrease of 68% , said Dr. Char Meng Chuor , director of the National Center for Parasitology , Entomology and malaria control .'

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