Regional Dengue Situation

Dengue cases continue to mount in Laos

As of 16 November 2019, the cumulative number of dengue cases was 38,026, including 70 deaths. The number of weekly reported cases remains above the number of cases reported in recent years. The dengue activity is significantly higher compared with the same period in 2018 (5,914 cases).

Singapore: Number of active dengue clusters increases

313 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 4 January 2020, according to numbers from the National Environment Agency (NEA). As of 6 January 2020, there are 86 active dengue clusters reported.

Philippines: Dengue related fatalities cross 1500

As of 30 November 2019, the cumulative number of dengue cases was 414,532, including 1,546 deaths. These numbers are significantly higher than the 222,849 cases including 1,122 deaths reported during the same period in 2018.

Health officials warn over severe outbreak of dengue fever in Thailand

As of 9 December 2019, Thailand reported 83,000 cases since the beginning of the year. The highest concentration of cases is in Chiang Rai and Ubon Ratchathani. Thailand had reported 50,000 cases during the same period last year.

Cambodia sees seven-fold increase in dengue cases

Cambodia reported 63,804 cases of dengue in 2019 and as of 16 November 2019. This represents a seven fold increase compared with the same period in 2018 when 8,844 cases were reported.

Vietnam dengue cases decrease slightly, but remains above seasonal levels

As of 12 October 2019, Vietnam has recorded over 241,863 cases of dengue fever including 43 fatalities. This was a 3.1-fold increase compared to the same period in 2018 of 78,649 cases with 11 deaths.

Sri Lanka: Dengue cases doubled in 2019 from previous year

As of 1 January 2020, Sri Lanka health officials reported that the number of dengue cases had doubled in 2019 compared to 2018, with 90 deaths and over 99,000 cases reported nationwide. November 2019 saw the most number of cases with more than 21,000 infected patients. Capital Colombo saw the most number of cases in 2019 (~20,000), followed by Gampaha district in the outskirts of Colombo and Kandy district in the central highlands. Sri Lanka reported 51,659 dengue cases, with 58 deaths in 2018.

India: More than four-fold rise in dengue incidence in Karnataka

As 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: dengue outbreak surpassed 100K

As of December 27, as many as 101,319 people have been affected by dengue. This includes 148 deaths.

Taiwan: Total of 637 confirmed cases reported in 2019

As of 31 December 2019, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed a total of 637 cases of dengue fever, of which 100 were indigenous. This was an increase compared to the same period in 2018, when Taiwan reported 537 cases.

Malaysia: 175 deaths from dengue since January 2019

Malaysian 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 hihgest (120,836 cases) recorded in 2015. Sarawak state saw a more than 200 percent increase in dengue in 2019.

Pakistan: Number of dengue cases exceed 50,000 mark

As 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 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: Dengue deaths rise to 123 in 2019

According 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: Dengue is in a downward trend since October

As of 5 December 2019, the number of dengue fever cases registered in the Maldives is 4,817.

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.

China: Dengue cases increase in 2019

According to media, quoting health authorities, an outbreak with more than 600 cases has been reported in East China as of September 2019. China faces an increase of dengue cases in 2019, according to WHO.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 08/01/2020

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