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Title: Status of Dengue Control in Cambodia, 1997.
Authors: Chantha, Ngan
Issue Date: Dec-1997
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Since 1962, Cambodia has been facing regular dengue fever outbreaks which affect children in areas with concentrated populations, especially in Phnom Penh and Battambang. Identified areas at risk extend out from the south (Kampot & Kampong, Som povinces) to the north-west (Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces), encompassing 16 provinces. Epidemics were reported in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1990, which were also peak years for dengue in Thailand. In comparison to neighbouring countries, the case fatality rate in Cambodia has been very high, ranging from 3.6 to 15%. However, improvement in health services has brought about a noticeable decrease in mortality due to DF/DHF.
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 1997 Dec;21: 109-112.
Keywords: Dengue
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
ISSN: 0250-8362
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