In the first five months of 2019, there were 670 reported dengue transmission cases and eight deaths in Yangon Region, said Dr. Myo Thant , deputy head of the Yangon Region Public Health Department.
Among the deaths were the adult in addition to children under 15. Public Health Department has directed officials to systematically carry out prevention and control of DHF at the basic education schools due to the rampant number of DHF cases in some regions and states including Yangon as every year, the transmission of DHF in Yangon, Mandalay and Taninthayi is usually high, he added.
The transmission of DHF is found among children. This is the peak period.
According to the WHO’s report, the world countries including Myanmar see a significant increase in the number of DHF cases.
In Myanmar, 192 out of 31,288 people infected with DHF died in 2017. In the first six months in 2018, eight out of over 4,000 people infected with DHF died, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
A total of 112 out of 23,000 people infected with DHF died in 2018.