Published Date: 2012-11-15 15:14:26
Subject: PRO/EDR Dengue/DHF update 2012 (58) – Asia
Archive Number: 20121115.1410903
DENGUE/DHF UPDATE 2012 (58) – ASIA
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
In this update:
 Cases in various countries:
- Delhi area
- Assam state
- Ahmedabad, Gujarat state
- Bihar state
- Punjab state
East Malaysia (Sibu Division, Sarawak)
Date: Mon 5 Nov 2012
Source: Bangkok Post [edited]
The number of people diagnosed with dengue fever in all parts of Thailand has risen significantly this year , with 52 deaths attributed to the mosquito-born disease, a senior health official said on Monday [5 Nov 2012].
Total confirmed infections were 55 485, or 86.82 per 100 000 people, as of [30 Oct 2012]. 52 of them had died, Dr Suwitch Dhammapalo, director of the Disease Control Office 12 in Songkhla, said.
The number of patients fell slightly in July and August  but had risen significantly due to the southern rain season.
He said people in 7 provinces in the lower South — Songkhla, Satun, Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, Phatthalung, and Trang — were at risk of continuing outbreaks of dengue fever.
So far, 3633 dengue cases had been reported in the 7 provinces, including 4 deaths. 3 of the fatalities were reported in Songkhla.
Alarmed by the rise in dengue fever in the 1st 4 months of this year , the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department launched a nationwide campaign in May to rid the country of as many mosquito breeding grounds as possible.
The Public Health Ministry recently instructed officials in every province to form medical teams with specialised knowledge of dengue fever to visit and bring local physicians up to date on the newest developments in dengue fever diagnosis.
“Dengue fever tends to rise in certain areas and people are encouraged to get rid of mosquito breeding areas around their homes, especially used materials that do not decompose readily, such as foam containers and plastic bags. This will deny mosquitoes areas in which to lay their eggs,” Dr Suwitch said.
[According to the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Bureau of Vector-borne Disease report on situation of dengue infection in Thailand, week 45 [ending 6 Nov 2012], available in Thai at http://dhf.ddc.moph.go.th/Status/2555/week45.pdf, a total of 59 011 cases and 58 deaths were reported nationwide. The attack rate was 92 per 100 000 population, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.10 per cent. The numbers of dengue cases have risen by 1.12 per cent, compared with the same period in 2011; 58 354 cases and 53 deaths, with a CFR of 0.09 per cent for the same period in 2011.
The highest attack rate was reported in the central region (111 per 100 000 population), followed by the south region (100/100 000), the north region (86/100 000), and the northeastern region (74/100 000). The 5 provinces with the highest attack rates of dengue infection were Krabi (361/100 000), Rayong (358/100 000), Chanthaburi (210/100 000), Lopburi (192/100 000), and Chachoengsao (184/100 000).
For maps showing Thailand’s regions, see http://www.thailand-map.net/thailand_provinces/ and 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/1l5W. – Mod.SCM]
 Cases in various countries:
- Delhi area. 10 Nov 2012. Dengue 1401 cases. Increasing.
[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]
- Assam state. 9 Nov 2012. Dengue (susp.) 542 cases, (conf.) 249 cases; Kamrup district 200 cases; deaths 4.
- Ahmedabad, Gujarat state. 9 Nov 2012. Dengue last 7 days, 250 cases, as of October  640 cases. Increasing.
- Bihar state. 8 Nov 2012. Dengue (conf.) more than 1000 cases. Cities affected: Patna 315 cases, Bhagalpur 235 cases; deaths 3.
- Punjab state. 8 Nov 2012. Dengue deaths 12. Increasing
East Malaysia (Sibu Division, Sarawak). 5 Nov 2012. Dengue 70 cases, Sibu town 50 cases.
[A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of Malaysia can be accessed at http://healthmap.org/r/1yAq,
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