Myanmar records over 2,800 DHF cases as of 27 June

The Ministry of Health and Sports reported more than 2,800 Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) cases across the country from January to 27 June with over 1,100 cases arising in 20 days.
Myanmar reported over 1,700 dengue fever infection cases with 12 deaths from January to 6 June. However, a total of 2862 cases have reportedly increased with 20 deaths in 26 weeks.
At present, the DHF is reported mostly in Sagaing Region, Mandalay Region, Yangon Region, Magway Region and Mon State.
From 1 January to 30 May, Sagaing Region has seen most cases with 74 cases and two deaths in Chaung- U Township, 57 cases in Yinmabin Township, 47 cases and one death in Budalin Township, followed by Mon State with 43 cases in Mawlamyine Township and 37 cases and two deaths in Paung Township.
A total of 1,480 cases have been recorded with 11 deaths in Myanmar from the beginning of the year through 30 May, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
As of May, the DHF transmission rate in Yangon Region was rampant with 24 in South Dagon, 16 in Htantabin, 16 in Shwepyitha, 15 in Hlinethaya, 14 in Dala, 11 in North Dagon, 10 in Thingangyun, 10 in Insein, eight in Thanhlyin and seven in North Okkalapa townships respectively.
The half of the death rate of dengue cases are reported mostly in Yangon Region. The high population in the town can be attributed to transmission of both dengue fever and coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Health Department is conducting effectively preventive and control measures against DHF under the programme of covering, emptying and cleaning of water storage containers and spraying of mosquito repellents. The department is also planning to provide awareness training courses for the local people to understand how to prevent the disease from breaking out.—Aye Cho (Translated by Hay Mar)

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