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Myanmar: Reports 7,835 dengue cases, 31 deaths in H1

Sri Lanka sees surge in Covid, Dengue cases
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Yangon: Myanmar recorded 7,835 cases of dengue fever and 31 deaths in the first half of 2022, the state media reported on Thursday.

Most of the dengue fever cases were detected in the regions of Ayeyarwady, Yangon, Bago and Tanintharyi, and Mon state, Xinhua news agency reported quoting the report.

Deputy Health Minister Aye Tun on Wednesday urged health officials to raise awareness and work on fighting against mosquito-borne diseases including dengue fever and malaria.

Official data showed that the country detected 5,446 cases of dengue fever and 79,001 cases of malaria last year.

Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted through the day-biting Aedes mosquito.

The Southeast Asian country reported 36 deaths from dengue fever last year.

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