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The government of Timor-Leste has recorded more than 1,000 dengue fever cases in each of the first three months of 2022, reporting a total of 3,713 cases through March 29.

Aedes aegypti/CDC

This compares to 1451 total cases reported in all of 2020 and 901 total cases in all of last year.

44 fatalities have been reported in the southeast Asian nation to date, more than double the fatalities recorded in the past full two years.

The capital city of Dili has now seen 2,465 cases and 23 deaths representing 66 and 52 percent of the country’s total, respectively.

According to the European CDC (ECDC), in 2022, and as of 9 March, 182,502 cases and 230 deaths have been reported. The majority of cases have been reported from Brazil (115 317), and the majority of deaths are from Indonesia (164).