Published Date: 2012-09-30 23:26:01
Subject: PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update 2012 (47): Asia
Archive Number: 20120930.1316993
DENGUE/DHF UPDATE 2012 (47): ASIA
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
In this update:
 Viet Nam
 Thailand, Lampang province
 Cases in various countries:
Philippines, Cagayan de Oro city, Misamis Oriental province
India, Punjab state
India, Maharashtra state
India Odisha state
Pakistan, Karachi, Sindh province
 Viet Nam
Date: Fri 28 Sep 2012
Source: Viet Nam News (VNS) [edited]
The Ministry of Health's Preventive Healthcare Department has urged people to protect themselves against outbreaks of dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.
The department has urged people to clean places where mosquitoes and larvae may be prevalent, such as bushes, and kill the insects to stop the spread of dengue fever.
According to the Ministry's statistics, 51 000 people contracted dengue fever across the nation since the beginning of the year , and 42 of these cases resulted in fatalities.
Cases of dengue have risen rapidly in recent months. In September  alone,
13 000 cases were reported, including 13 deaths. The department warned that August and September are a peak time for outbreaks of the disease, and early rains this season  along with urbanisation have exacerbated the situation.
Statistics from Ha Noi's Preventive Healthcare Centre meanwhile reveal 450 cases recorded in the capital city so far this year , a 50 per cent decrease compared with the same period last year.
[The number of dengue cases is still on the rise in Viet Nam. As of the end of September 2012, 51 000 people have contracted dengue fever, and among those, 42 people died.
For a map of Viet Nam with provinces, see http://www.vietbando.com/maps/#&t=0&st=0&l=6&kv=17.6440220,107.237548. 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/008O. - Mod.QCN]
 Thailand, Lampang province
Date: Sun 23 Sep 2012
Source: National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) Public Relations Department [edited]
Dr Sirichai Pataranutaporn, a public health medical official of Lampang province, has made it known that following the flooding situation and severe rainfall within the province, additional cases of patients with dengue fever have been reported. Within 2 weeks, there have been reports of over 30 cases. There are a total of 171 confirmed cases of patients afflicted with dengue fever.
Local governing bodies must be prepared in terms of materials and equipment to control and prevent the disease. They must also coordinate with public health officers in the area to contain the disease if it is detected. Containers that can trap water, such as bottles, cans, and container fragments in public areas, must be collected and eliminated in order to reduce breeding grounds for mosquitoes. All citizens can take part in preventing the birth of mosquito larvae, whether it be at home, in their villages, their communities, temples, schools, or government spaces.
[According to the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Bureau of Vector-borne Disease's report on the situation regarding dengue infection in Thailand, week 38 [ending 18 Sep 2012], available in Thai at http://dhf.ddc.moph.go.th/Status/2555/week38.pdf, a total of 42 970 cases and 44 deaths due to dengue infection were reported in Thailand between 1 Jan 2012 and 18 Sep 2012. The attack rate was 67.27 per 100 000 population with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.07 percent. The numbers of dengue cases have decreased by 14 percent, compared with the same period in 2011. Of these, a total of 153 cases and no deaths were reported in Lampang province. The attack rate was 20 per 100 000 population.
Regarding total dengue infections (DF, DHF, DSS), the highest attack rate (per 100 000 population) was reported in the south region (81), followed by the central region (76), the north region (63) and the northeastern region (55). The 10 provinces with the highest attack rates of dengue infection (per 100 000 population) were Krabi (323), Rayong (314), Chanthaburi (180), Phangnga (153), Chachoengsao (144), Chumporn (135), Prachinburi (125), Trat (124), Ratchaburi (124) and Lopburi (120)[all percentages rounded off. - Mod.JW.]
For maps showing Thailand's regions, see http://www.thailand-map.net/thailand_provinces/; for provinces, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Thailand. For the interactive HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of Thailand with links to other recent ProMED-mail and PRO/MBDS postings, see http://healthmap.org/r/3vpg. - Mod.SCM]
Cases in various countries:
- Philippines, Cagayan de Oro city, Misamis Oriental province. 27 Sep 2012. Dengue, 1-21 Sep 2012, 462 cases; Deaths (in 2012) 28; Decreasing. http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1471348651954
A map of the Philippines can be accessed at http://www.mapsofworld.com/philippines/maps/Philippines-Location.jpg. - Mod.TY]
- India, Punjab state. 27 Sep 2012. Dengue 99 cases, (suspected) 9 more cases; Deaths at least one; Increasing. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Ludhiana/Suspected-dengue-patient-dies-9-more-suspected-cases-reported/SP-Article1-936426.aspx
[Maps of India can be seen at http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/india/india-political-map.htm and http://healthmap.org/r/1pSH. - Mod.TY]
- India, Maharashtra state. 28 Sep 2012. Dengue 451 cases; Deaths one. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-28/mumbai/34147281_1_dengue-cases-dengue-toll-platelet-count
- India Odisha state. 24 Sep 2012. Dengue 575 cases; Deaths 5; Increasing. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Two-more-die-of-dengue-in-state/articleshow/16522104.cms
- India, Delhi. 30 Sep 2012. Dengue 65 cases (locally acquired); Deaths 2. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/38yearold-from-loni-is-second-to-die-of-dengue-this-season/1009837/
- Pakistan, Karachi, Sindh province. 20 Sep 2012. Dengue 203 cases; Increasing. http://dunyanews.tv/index.php?key=Q2F0SUQ9MiNOaWQ9MTAyNTkw
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map showing the location of Sindh province can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/2NT8
and a map showing the location of Karachi in Sindh province at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/pakistan_admin_2010.jpg. - Mod.TY]