The Laos Center of Information and Education for Health reported 2,296 additional dengue fever cases since out last report one week ago.
As of July 31, 13,621 total dengue fever cases have been reported in Laos since the beginning of the year.
The capital city of Vientiane has seen 7,086 cases, by far the most cases of any city.
The death toll in this outbreak has risen to 14.
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Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.
Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.
Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.
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