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More dengue cases likely in Selangor next year, says Malaysian expert

November 12, 2020 10:08 AM

To date, Selangor has recorded 41,619 dengue cases and 36 deaths.

Indonesia battles another health crisis as dengue cases continue to climb

June 21, 2020 5:00 AM

The Indonesian authorities are worried about another health crisis on their hands, dengue haemorrhagic fever, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Politics Daily: Navajo Nation's outbreak, Wuhan's testing, Latin America's dual epidemics

Navajo Nation's outbreak: The Navajo Nation, the most populous of the American Indian reservations within the US, is now reporting more COVID-19 cases per capita than any US state, with roughly 1,798 infections per 100,000 people. That surpasses New York, the country's worst-hit state. More than 100 people in the community, located in the American southwest, have died from the virus, including young people. Health professionals say that there are several reasons that the community has been so hard-hit. First, many in the Navajo Nation already suffer from diabetes, making them particularly vulnerable to serious illness if they do contract COVID-19. It's also common for Navajo to live with large families in intergenerational homes, which speeds the virus' spread. Crucially, around 1 in 3 residents lack access to running water, making it all but impossible to stop outbreaks through regular hand-washing. Doctors Without Borders, an NGO accustomed to sending medical and public health professionals to conflict zones, has now dispatched a team to the reservation to help the roughly 170,000 inhabitants deal with the surging outbreak. The Trump administration, for its part, said it will dole out $600 million in aid to help the community weather the storm.

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28 people dead, over 18,000 affected by dengue in Sri Lanka

June 06, 2019 6:20 PM

COLOMBO (XINHUA) - Twenty-eight people have died and over 18,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first five months of this year, the country's Epidemiology Unit said on Thursday (June 6).

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