Dengue fever cases in Laos


SUAB HMONG NEWS (10/13/2020) – 89 new dengue fever cases reported by Lao Ministry of Health on October 12, 2020.   That bring total number of people infected with dengue fever in Laos to 7,120 with 12 deaths.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.  Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Recovery generally takes two to seven days.

Lao Ministry of Health reported that dengue fever cases in Laos infected people in these provinces: Vientiane province with 1,626 cases, Bolikhamxay province with 824 cases, and Bokeo province with 697 cases.  The 12 deaths from dengue fever included 4 in Vientiane province, 2 in Bolikhamxay province, 2 Khammuang province, 1 in Xayaboury province, 1 Xieng Khuang province, 1 in Savannakhet province, and 1 in Phongslay province.

Based on the World Health Organization record, dengue fevers found in these countries, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Singapore.