Laos dengue cases top 30,000 in 2022
by NewsDesk Lord save her
The Laos Center for Health Information and Education reported that cases of dengue fever in the country exceeded 30,000 in 2022 this month.
As of November 8, officials have reported 30,085 cases of dengue, including 22 deaths.
This is a significant increase (2300%) compared to the number of dengue cases reported in the country during the same period in 2021 when 1,251 cases were reported.
The capital, Vientiane, has reported the most cases in the country with 14,788.
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Dengue is mainly spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and to a lesser extent by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
It is caused by any of the four serotypes of the dengue virus, each of which can cause dengue fever or severe dengue fever. The prevalence of individual serotypes varies with geographic regions, countries, regions, seasons, and over time. Recovery from infection with one serotype provides lifelong immunity against only that serotype, and subsequent exposure to any of the remaining serotypes is associated with an increased risk of severe disease.