Dengue Bulletin, 2007, Vol. 31
AbstractThe endemicity of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) in countries of the South-East Asia (SEA) and the Western Pacific regions continues to rise. During 2007, in the SEA Region, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar contributed 62.89%, 25.14% and 6.10% dengue cases respectively, both in morbidity and mortality. When compared with 2006, the number o case in all three countries showed an increasing trend. Nepal which reported 25 cases for the first time in 2006 reported only three cases in 2007. DENV-2 was found to be circulating in Nepal. In view of this scenario, WHO developed the biregional Asia-Pacific Strategic Plan (20082015) for Prevention and Control of Dengue in 2007. The thrust of this plan will be to strengthen systems in countries to predict and prevent epidemics, improve early recognition and management of cases, support prevention of dengue through integrated vector management and on community participation and research. The WHO South-East Asia Regional Office, in collaboration with the Western Pacific Regional Office, jointly publish the annual Dengue Bulletin. The current Volume 31 (2007) of Dengue Bulletin includes contributions from WHO's SEA Region (5); the Western Pacific Region (8); and the American Region (4).
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). Dengue Bulletin, 2007, Vol. 31. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204937