Cambodia Reports 12,392 Cases Of Dengue Fever, 54 Child Deaths Since January
Cambodia's director of dengue control at the Ministry of Health, Ngan Chantha, said on Monday that from January to September of this year, 12,392 cases of dengue fever had been reported and 54 children have died of the disease, Xinhua reports. In all of 2010, 5,497 cases of dengue and 37 child deaths from the disease were recorded, according to the news agency. "In Cambodia, the outbreak of dengue fever usually begins at the onset of the rainy season from May to October," Xinhua notes (10/3).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.