Presently, around 2,5 billion people are at risk from dengue fever. It’s been estimated by the world health organization (WHO) that there might be around 50 million cases of dengue infection expected every year. More than 609,000 cases have been reported in the Americas in 2001 alone, double the number recorded in same region in 1995.
Just an update to share news related to dengue fever that we have seen. This is to raise awareness that dengue is no joke – it kills!
- WSJ: Malaysia sees spike in dengue
We pray that mosquitoes spreading dengue can be controlled.
- Interesting writeup on new strain of dengue fever
OMG! Another strain of virus…
- BBC: Japan tackles first dengue fever outbreak in 70 years
Wow! They must have forgotten how to handle dengue fever patients.
- From Pakistan: Dengue mosquitoes undeterred by cold weather
Mosquitoes can adapt to different environments too.
Did we missed out any? Please share with us by leaving a comment.
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