Dengue Fever Prevention: Preventive Measures Conducted In Thanlyin Township

10 June 2020
2020-06-10 13:24

Dengue fever preventive measures were carried out in Thanlyin Township of Yangon Region. The measures included spraying, public awareness raising and abate adding, according to the Information and Public Relations Department. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.

The virus responsible for causing dengue is called dengue virus (DENV). Severe dengue is a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.

The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world's population is now at risk. There are an estimated 100-400 million infections each year, WHO reports.


Credit-Information & Public Relations Department

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