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Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015).
Thailand - Governments from across the Asia-Pacific region are meeting in Bangkok today (3/12) and tomorrow to discuss irregular migration in the Indian Ocean as the “sailing season” begins with the end of monsoon rains and calmer seas.
The numbers putting out to sea are lower than last year, when boatloads of migrants – at sea for weeks without proper supplies of food or water – were a daily feature in the news headlines. About 1,000 people have set sail since September, markedly fewer than the 25,000 crammed into flimsy, ill-equipped boats in the same period a year ago.