Published Date: 2011-11-21 10:27:23
Subject: PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update 2011 (46)
Archive Number: 20111121.3417
DENGUE/DHF UPDATE 2011 (46)
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In this update:
 Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City)
 Viet Nam (national)
 Cases in various countries:
Pakistan (Karachi, Sindh province)
Pakistan (total cases, Lahore, Punjab province)
Pakistan (deaths, Lahore, Punjab province)
India (Raipur, Chhattisgarh state)
India (Bihar state)
India (Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab states)
Indonesia (Tilatangkamang subdistrict, Agam regency, West Sumatra
Indonesia (Indonesia (Palembang, South Sumatra province)
Micronesia (Yap Islands)
Brazil (Espirito Santo state)
Brazil (Uberaba, Minas Gerais state)
 Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City)
Date: Wed 16 Nov 2011
Source: Viet Nam News (VNS) [edited]
Dengue fever still on the rise in HCM [Ho Chi Minh] City
The number of patients with dengue fever in HCM City is still on the
upward trend, according to the city's Preventive Medicine Centre. The
city has recorded 10 550 patients with dengue fever since the
beginning of this year . 10 cases have been fatal, compared to 2
during the same period last year .
>From [3-9 Nov 2011], the number of dengue fever patients increased to
294. In the previous week, [27 Oct-2 Nov 2011], the number was 261.
In previous years, this is a time when the number of patients with the
disease decreased, but this year  it was heading in the opposite
direction, Pham Viet Thanh, head of the HCM City Health Department,
told the Giao Duc (Education) newspaper.
Districts 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, and Binh
Chanh have all recorded a high number of patients with the disease
this year .
Paediatric Hospital No. 1 has been admitting 60 children with dengue
fever each day on average for the last week, with two-thirds of the
children from the city.
Thanh said the department had set up 25 teams of inspectors to visit
all the districts and check on measures to prevent and control
outbreaks of fever dengue and the hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD).
The inspectors found that many companies, schools, and households had
not taken steps to have areas with mosquito larvae sprayed with
chemicals to kill them. Since the disease is transmitted by
mosquitoes, it is inevitable that the number of dengue fever patients
Thanh said it was important that local authorities co-operate with
residents to destroy mosquito larvae.
His department continues to work with the Department of Education and
Training to try and control dengue fever outbreaks at schools,
especially kindergartens and primary schools.
The number of patients with the mosquito-borne disease has also been
increasing in other localities nationwide, including Ca Mau, Dong Nai,
Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Bac Lieu, Ha Noi, and Binh Thuan.
The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases has admitted 60 patients
with dengue fever in the 1st 2 weeks of November , most of them
in Ha Noi.
As of [7 Nov 2011], 49 011 cases of dengue fever have been recorded
nationwide, with 46 deaths, according to the Preventive Medicine
Department under the Ministry of Health.
 Viet Nam (national)
Date: Fri 11 Nov 2011
Source: Thanh Nien News [edited]
Viet Nam dengue fever toll rises to 46
Dengue fever has so far this year  claimed 46 lives among 49 011
Vietnamese people who have been infected, according to the Viet Nam
Administration of Preventive Medicine.
Most of the dengue fever cases have been found in the central and
southern regions, the administration said.
It said the epidemic is under control because the number of infections
and fatalities has not increased compared to last year's 
figures of 128 831 infections and 109 deaths.
However, people should be more aware of the disease and have
themselves examined at hospitals as soon as they develop a fever, it
Many dengue fever patients have been admitted to the hospital with
high fever, viscera hemorrhage, or respiratory failure, which made it
very difficult or too late to cure, the administration said.
In Ho Chi Minh City, 10 deaths among 9832 infections had been reported
as of 31 Oct 2011. Local authorities said the districts with the
highest number of dengue fever cases are those having a lot of
abandoned fields, flooded areas, and construction sites, which offer a
convenient environment for mosquitoes to grow.
Viet Nam is one of 6 countries worst affected by dengue fever in Asia
Western Pacific with some 100 000 cases reported every year, according
to a report by the Ministry of Health.
Studies have found that it cost USD 41 to treat a mild case and USD
127 for a critical one in 2006, so the mosquito-borne disease has
become a burden on people with low incomes, the report says.
The sickness poses a high risk of death because vaccines and a
specific remedy are not yet available for the fever, according to the
[Though the reported number of dengue cases in Viet Nam is lower than
that during the same period in 2010, new cases are being reported in
the southern and central provinces of Viet Nam.
According to the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
(WHO/WPRO) report, available at
http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/dengue/, from 1 Jan to 31 Aug
2011, 38 684 cases and 32 deaths (CFR 0.08 percent) were reported. The
majority of cases (35 308) and deaths (31) are from southern Viet
For a map of Viet Nam with provinces, see
For the interactive HealthMap/ProMED-mail map with direct links to
other outbreaks in Viet Nam and surrounding countries reported on
ProMED-mail and PRO/MBDS, see http://healthmap.org/r/1jtz. -
 Cases in various countries:
- Pakistan (Karachi, Sindh province). 18 Nov 2011. The health
authorities in the city on Thursday [17 Nov 2011] reported another
death due to the dengue, taking the number of deaths from the deadly
viral fever to 17 in the province. Dengue cases continued to emerge in
the city on Thursday when some 19 patients tested positive for the
fever, while on Wednesday [16 Nov 2011] 14 patients had tested
positive for the deadly disease.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Karachi, Sindh province,
can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1kc-. - Mod.TY]
- Pakistan (total cases, Lahore, Punjab province). 17 Nov 2011. The
total number of dengue patients in Punjab has risen to 21 115 out of
which 17 360 belong to Lahore. According to the report, at present 234
patients are under treatment in different hospitals of Punjab; out of
them around 189 patients are admitted in different hospitals of
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Lahore, Punjab province
can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1kdh. - Mod.TY]
- Pakistan (deaths, Lahore, Punjab province). 14 Nov 2011. On Sunday
[13 Nov 2011], 2 more people including a woman lost their battle with
the deadly dengue virus, taking the death toll in the City to 359.
- Sri Lanka. 18 Nov 2011. A total of 22 244 dengue cases have been
reported during the past 11 months from all over the country. The
total number of dengue deaths reported during the same time period is
151. Around 5756 dengue cases were reported from the Western province.
July 2011 recorded the highest number of dengue cases, the Health
Ministry spokesman said.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Sri Lanka can be accessed
at http://healthmap.org/r/1sbj. - Mod.TY]
- India (Raipur, Chhattisgarh state). 18 Nov. 2011. The capital city
witnessed the 5th death of dengue patient on Thursday [17 Nov 2011].
This is the 2nd dengue death this month [November 2011]. Sources at
the Child Medical Health Office said the number of dengue patients in
Raipur has reached 119.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Raipur, Chhattisgarh state
can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1shg. - Mod.TY]
- India (Delhi). 16 Nov 2011. In the past 24 hours, 16 people have
been diagnosed with dengue fever in different hospitals [in New
Delhi]. With this number, the number of people affected with dengue
[virus infections] went to 992 this year . The average number of
cases is declining.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Delhi can be accessed at
http://healthmap.org/r/1nkS. - Mod.TY]
- India (Bihar state). 17 Nov 2011. The number of cases of dengue are
rising in the state, 6 more dengue cases were detected and the number
of infected has gone up to 20. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed
the health department to start marathon fogging of areas of higher
density on a priority basis.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Bihar state can be
accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/18Od. - Mod.TY]
- India (Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab states). 9 Nov 2011. One
confirmed case of dengue was reported at a government hospital of the
city on Tuesday [8 Nov 2011]. This has taken the number of patients to
64. Since September , 5 dengue deaths -- 3 in Chandigarh and 2
in Mohali were reported.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Chandigarh in Haryana and
Punjab states can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1l5F. -
- Malaysia. 17 Nov 2011. Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baharu,
director-general of Health Datuk Seri Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman said
today [17 Nov 2011] that in the week ending 12 Nov , some 367
cases of dengue fever with one death, involving the student, were
reported nationwide, an increase of one case compared to the previous
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Malaysia can be accessed
at http://healthmap.org/r/1n1l. - Mod.TY]
- Indonesia (Indonesia (Tilatangkamang subdistrict, Agam regency, West
Sumatra province). 16 Nov 2011. 6 people with dengue fever have begun
to recover after receiving treatment.
[in Indonesian, machine trans., edited]
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of West Sumatra can be
accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1r1C and a map showing the
location of Agam regency in it can be accessed at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agam_Regency. - Mod.TY]
- Indonesia (Palembang, South Sumatra province). 14 Nov 2011. Jambi
Selatan and Kotabaru sub-districts were the breeding ground of dengue
fever [virus]-carrying mosquitoes because the waterways and reservoirs
there were not cared for properly. As of October 2011, more than 500
people in the 2 sub-districts were tested dengue fever [virus
infection] positive, and therefore the local health office continued
struggling to win the battle against that deadly disease.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Palembang South Sumatra
can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1sbl. - Mod.TY]
- Marshall Islands. 17 Nov 2011. The number of dengue fever cases
appears to be dropping off in the Marshall Islands, capital, Majuro. A
total of 751 people with dengue-type symptoms have been checked at
Majuro Hospital through Wednesday this week [16 Nov 2011], with 391
being confirmed as having dengue fever.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map showing the location of the
Marshall Islands in the South Pacific can be accessed at
http://healthmap.org/r/1qVS. - Mod.TY]
- Micronesia (Yap Islands). 16 Nov 2011. Dr Eric Nilles, from the WHO,
who is in Yap, told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat it is a significant
outbreak given the island's small population of around 15 000. "So far
there are a total of 286 cases that have been identified," he said.
"Most of those on Yap Island, several cases on an adjacent atoll,
Ulithi atoll, and there have been about just under 70 admissions to
the hospital, secondary to this outbreak."
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Yap Islands, Micronesia
can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1sbm. - Mod.TY]
- Brazil (Espirito Santo state). 17 Nov 2011. According to the state
Secretariat of Health, in the period 2 Jan-12 Nov 2011, there were 51
087 reported dengue cases, of which 3301 were suspected as serious
cases of the disease (dengue with complications and DHF). Of this
total, 25 [dengue] deaths were confirmed and 2 are under
[in Portuguese, trans. Mod.TY]
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Espirito Santo state can
be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1sbn. - Mod.TY]
- Brazil (Uberaba, Minas Gerais state). 15 Nov 2011. This year ,
2476 suspected dengue cases were registered with 1529 positive for
classical dengue fever, 2 with dengue with complications, and one for
[in Portuguese, trans. Mod.TY]
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Uberaba, Minas Gerais
state can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1shh. - Mod.TY]