Cambodia’s Dengue Fever Cases Decrease
AKP Phnom Penh, July 27, 2012 –
Dengue fever cases in Cambodia have decreased in the last two weeks, a senior health official said.
According to Dr. Char Meng Chuor, Director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control of the Health Ministry, dengue fever cases have decreased from 2,365 cases in the 26th week to 2,093 cases in 28th week of this year.
Despites this decrease, he called on all parents to continually pay much attention on this deadly disease.
So far this year, there were totally 17,935 dengue fever cases killing 64 children or a sharp increase of 229 percent if compared to the same period last year, he said.
Dr. Char Meng Chuor added that the most affected provinces are Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Kampong Thom, and Prey Veng.
He also appealed to all people to sleep in mosquito nets, and keep clean environment around their houses and use Abate substance to kill larvae in water jars, which are sources of mosquitoes.
By CHEA Vannak