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For the first nearly nine months of 2015, the Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology puts the dengue fever case count at  76857 cases in 77, or all provinces in the country (morbidity rate was 118.02 / 100,000 population). Thai health officials say 74 people have died from dengue-related illness.

The top five morbidity rate were from Petchburi (405.53 / 100,000 population.) Rayong (404.36 / 100,000 population.) Rachaburi (362.86 / 100,000 population.) Trad (320.83 / 100,000 population.) Uthaithani (301.65 / 100,000 population).

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Southeast Asia/Hariboneagle927


The number of dengue cases inch closer to 90,000 as the Malaysian Ministry of Health puts the dengue tally at 89,747 as of Saturday. Selangor state has reported 48,694 cases followed by Johor at 10,999 and Perak at 7,597.

The 2015 case count to date is approximately 20 percent higher than the same period in 2014.

The most up to date death count is 234 as of Sep. 12.

Weekly dengue cases has been decreasing for the eight consecutive week. In August 2015, DENV-1 has been the dominant serotype(60%).


Vietnamese media provide the latest data on the dengue situation in the country reporting 39,000 dengue cases in 51 cities and provinces nationwide, including 23 deaths. This is up slightly from official data reported on Sep. 13, which put the count at 36,097 and 23 deaths.

Compared to the same reporting period in 2014, the number of cases is 85.1% higher, and number of deaths has increased by 4 cases. The number of cases are rising rapidly in HCM City, southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong, and Ha Noi.


With the addition of five cases Friday, the case count in Singapore now stands at 7,266, up only about 100 in the past week.


The number of cases in Taiwan has increased to 17,112, with every passing day becoming a new record count, with most cases reported from Tainan (14,811) and Kaohsiung (2,025).


China has reported 438 dengue fever cases during the first 8 months of 2015 with 153 cases reported in August alone.

In Laos, as of 11 September, there were 1,183 cases of dengue and no deaths reported in Laos for 2015.

Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today and the Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch

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