Regional Dengue Situation

Dengue cases continue to mount in Laos

As of 14 November 2019, the cumulative number of dengue cases was more than 37,000, including 74 deaths, mostly in the capital Vientiane and the southern provinces. In the same period in 2018, about 5,600 people contracted the virus and only 15 people died.

Singapore: Number of reported dengue cases increases

The number of dengue fever cases as of 15 November in Singapore has reached 14,272, according to numbers from the National Environment Agency (NEA). The number of dengue cases has steadily increased over the past four weeks. There are currently 91 active dengue clusters.

Philippines: Dengue related fatalities cross 1000

As of 19 October 2019, 371,717 dengue cases including 1,407 deaths were reported through the DOH routine surveillance system, with a weekly case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.38%. The case burden is 106% higher than in 2018. This is an increase from 180,072 cases and 927 deaths reported during the same period in 2018. Since the beginning of the outbreak, children aged 5-9 years have consistently been the most affected age group among dengue cases (23%) and deaths (38%).

Health officials warn over severe outbreak of dengue fever in Thailand

The Ministry of Public Health saw the total dengue fever cases reaching more than 136,000 through 17 October with the highest concentration of cases in and around the capital Bangkok and in the northern province of Chiang Mai. The number of deaths is at 126. Thailand is experiencing its largest dengue epidemic in more than two decades, with a record number of people infected by the mosquito-borne disease.

Cambodia: Dengue fever cases kill 24, see fivefold increase

Twenty-four people have been killed by dengue fever in the first six months of this year – a fivefold increase on the same period last year when seven people died from the virus. As of end June 2019, there had been 13,000 cases of dengue this year, with 24 people having died in hospital after being brought in late and in serious conditions.

Vietnam dengue cases top 200K through October

Vietnam has recorded over 200,000 cases of dengue fever in the first 10 months of 2019. This was three times higher than the same period of last year. At least 50 dengue fever deaths have been reported from across Vietnam, which was nearly five times higher than in 2018.

Sri Lanka: 2019 numbers eclipse last year’s figures

As of 8 November 2019, the Epidemiology Unit for the Ministry of Health has reported 65,583 dengue cases, including more than 80 fatalities. Colombo (14,033), Gampaha (10,766), Kalutara (6,109), Galle (5,571) and Kandy (5,403) districts have reported the most cases.

India: Southern India is hit by dengue

Indian health officials have reported 67,377 cases of dengue fever as of October 13th, according to data released by the Directorate of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). Karnataka bore the highest burden with 12,756 cases. It also accounted for eight of 48 fatalities recorded in 2019. Other high-burden states include Maharashtra (7,863 cases), Uttarakhand (7,513 cases), Gujarat (5,819 cases), Kerala (3,075 cases), Bihar (1,588 cases) and Delhi (1,431 cases). State capitals have been affected, with Bihar state capital Patna reporting 1,135 cases. In Mumbai, the first two weeks of October alone saw 2,000 hospitalised due to suspected dengue cases.

Bangladesh: dengue outbreak tops 90K

Since January 1 till November 2, as many as 97,801 people have been affected by dengue. This includes 112 deaths. This was more than 9 times higher than the cases reported in 2018 (10,148 cases). According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data, 52,636 and 16,856 cases have been reported in August and Sepetember respectively, which were more than the total number of patients in any past year.

Taiwan: 100 indigenous cases are reported in 2019

The CDC, Taiwan has confirmed 100 cases of indigenous dengue fever in Taiwan this year, 58 of which were in Kaohsiung, 31 in Tainan, seven in New Taipei and two in Taipei and one each in Taoyuan and Taichung. Meanwhile, 458 imported cases have been confirmed, most of which were from Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

Malaysia: 156 deaths from dengue since January 2019

There were 156 deaths recorded from the 110,399 dengue cases since the beginning of this year until 2 November. The authorities reported that the number had increased significantly compared to last year for the same period with 156 deaths from 62,974 dengue cases.

Pakistan: Number of dengue cases approaching 50,000 mark

As of 18 November 2019, 49,587 cases of dengue, including 79 deaths, had been reported from across the country. The figure is a huge leap from the previous record of 27,000 infections in 2011. Of these, 13,173 cases were reported from Islamabad, 13,251 from Sindh, 9,855 from Punjab, 7,776 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 3,217 from Balochistan.

Nepal: Dengue cases and deaths in Nepal increasing at alarming rate

Nepal has become victim to the deadly dengue epidemic, which has caused 14,662 cases as of 10 November. The dengue fever cases in Chitwan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur is seeing a rapid upward climb, signaling the beginning of a dengue epidemic in Nepal. Chitwan has reported 4,280 cases as of 24 October. As many as 1,170 dengue cases have been reported in Kathmandu until September 10, 2019. Bhaktapur has recorded a total of 197 dengue cases within two weeks, as of September 18, 2019. So far there have been six reports of deaths from this disease.

Myanmar: Deaths from DHF rises to 107 in first 9 months of 2019

According to the Ministry of Health and Sports, the total death toll of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has risen to 107 in Myanmar in the first nine months this year. As of 21 September 2019, a total of 18,320 people were infected by the mosquito-borne disease across the country. 24 deaths were registered in Yangon region where 2,464 people were infected. Regionally, Kachin state registered the highest infection with 2,904 cases and 29 deaths, followed by Ayeyarwady region with 2,631 cases and 11 deaths.

Maldives: Dengue is in downward trend in October

According to the Health Protection Agency, the number of dengue fever cases registered in the Maldives this year (4,420 cases so far) is higher than the incidences recorded in the past two years. The number of reported cases in October was lower than that of September. Most cases were recorded from Shaviyani, Noonu, and Lhaviyani atoll in addition to Male' and Hulhumale' City. In addition to dengue fever, the agency revealed that 1460 cases of Chikungunya were reported this year.

Indonesia: Dengue cases increase in 2019

During the first 10 months of 2019, Indonesian health officials have reported 110,921 cases of dengue fever. This is a drastic increase as compared to 2018 when the country witnessed 65,602 dengue fever cases. Overall, the dengue fever cases were mostly found in Java and Bali, with 61,071 cases; and Sumatra, with 21,896 cases. Dengue fever mostly affected children in the age group of between five and 17, representing 43.25 percent of the total cases.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 20/11/2019

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