Dengue Fever Sharply Increases in Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, July 20, 2012 –
Dengue fever in Cambodia has sharply increased, according to a report of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control.
In the first six months of this year, there were some 15,600 dengue fever cases killing 60 children, or a 239-percent rise from 4,604 cases during the same period of 2011 killing 23 children, said the report.
The province with the highest infection rate is Banteay Meanchey, followed by Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Kampong Thom and Prey Veng.
Last year, Cambodia reported nearly 16,000 dengue fever cases, killing 73 children.
By LIM Nary