Friday, August 19, 2005

Thousands of children infected with dengue in Cambodia

Phnom Penh (VNA) - More than 4,300 children in Cambodia were reported to have contracted dengue fever, of them 68 died, in the first eight months of this year, the Ministry of Health's Dengue Prevention Centre announced.

The fatality rate of children infected with dengue has been reduced by haft against the same period last year, the ministry said. However, the rate is still high because most parents are not fully aware of the dangers of the fever.

The ministry is promoting prevention campaigns across the country such as spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes and larvae and disseminating information on preventive measures against the fever.-Enditem

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