WHO Says 1.8 Billion in Asia-Pacific At Risk For Dengue Fever
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
The World Health Organization says nearly two billion people in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk for catching the dengue fever. It urged the 37 governments in the region to step up their efforts against the disease and come up with a regional strategy all of the nations can endorse. The WHO's Western Pacific region contains 1.8 billion of the 2.5 billion people around the world believed to be at risk. Nearly all of the cases and deaths from the disease in the region occurred in Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Singapore, The Philippines and Vietnam, the WHO said. (Click here for more
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