Regional Dengue Situation
Dengue cases continue to mount in LaosDuring week 1 in 2020, a total of 42 dengue cases were reported in Lao PDR bringing the cumulative number of dengue cases this year to 42, with zero deaths. The number of weekly reported cases decreased compared to previous week (51 cases in week 52 in 2019).
Singapore: 99 active dengue clustersAs of 25 January 2020, a cumulative number of 1,364 dengue cases were reported, according to numbers from the National Environment Agency (NEA). As of 28 January 2020, there were 99 active dengue clusters reported.
Philippines: Dengue fatalities cross 1,600 in 2019As of 21 December 2019, the cumulative number of cases was 429,409 including 1,607 deaths. This is higher compared to 241,707 cases including 1,210 deaths reported during the same period in 2018.
Severe outbreak of dengue fever in Thailand in 2019According to health officials, at least 136,000 cases have been reported as of 26 November 2019. Over 110 associated fatalities have also been confirmed. The worst hit provinces include Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Rai, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Rayong.
Cambodia sees six-fold increase in dengue cases in 2019Cambodia reported approximately 65,000 cases of dengue in 2019 and as of 21 December 2019. This represents a six-fold increase compared with the same period in 2018 when 9,885 cases were reported.
Vietnam: Number of dengue fever cases reported in 2019 was a significant increase compared to 2018As of 14 December 2019, there have been a total of 320,702 cases with 54 deaths reported, a 2.5-fold increase compared to the same period in 2018 of 126,682 cases including 17 deaths.
Sri Lanka: Dengue cases higher in January 2020 as compared to previous yearAccording to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, a total of 6,708 dengue cases have been reported from the country as of 29 January 2020. This figure is higher than the 5,580 cases reported in January 2019.
India: More than four-fold rise in dengue incidence in KarnatakaAs of 7 December 2019, Gujarat tops the list of total dengue cases at 16,565, Karnataka is close behind with 15,929 cases reported. According to Karnataka’s Health Department data, there has been more than a four-fold rise in dengue incidence this year compared to last year.
Bangladesh: Zero Dengue-related fatalities in first two weeks of 2020As of 16 January 2020, a total of 152 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals. There had been no deaths.
Taiwan: Imported cases reported in first month of 2020As of 26 January 2020, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed a total of 22 cases of dengue fever, all of which were imported cases.
Malaysia: 175 deaths from dengue in 2019Malaysian health authorities have reported a record season for dengue fever in 2019. According to official data, 130,101 dengue cases and 175 deaths were reported by December 28 2019, well above the previous highest (120,836 cases) recorded in 2015. Sarawak state saw a more than 200 percent increase in dengue in 2019.
Pakistan: Number of dengue cases exceeded 50,000 mark in 2019As of 18 December 2019, 53,600 cases of dengue, including 95 deaths, had been reported across the country. Karachi (15,288 cases), Rawalpindi and Islamabad (21,006 cases) accounted for the bulk of the recent cases. Among 95 deaths, most were reported in Sindh (46 deaths) and Punjab (45 deaths).
Nepal: Dengue cases and deaths in Nepal are increasing at an alarming rateNepal 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. So far there have been six reports of deaths from this disease.
Myanmar: Dengue deaths rose to 123 in 2019According to the Ministry of Health and Sports, 23,203 cases have been reported in the country by end November 2019. The infections mostly occurred in Kachin state, Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Mandalay and Sagaing regions. Among them Kachin state topped with 4,222 cases and 30 deaths, followed by Yangon region with 2,804 cases and 33 deaths.
Maldives: 4,984 cumulative cases for 2019As of 31 December 2019, the number of dengue fever cases registered in the Maldives is 4,984.
Indonesia: Dengue cases increased in 2019During 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.
China: Dengue cases increased in 2019By November 2019, 1,767 dengue cases were reported in China. The number of cases reported is greater than that reported during the same period in previous years and shows a decreasing trend since September. China faces an increase of dengue cases in 2019, according to WHO.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 29/01/2020