Lao PDR: Dengue Outbreak - Aug 2013

Disaster description

As of 14 Jun 2013, more than 10,000 cases of dengue and 40 deaths had been recorded in Lao PDR. This is seven times more than the number of cases reported for the same period in 2012. (WHO, 14 Jun 2013) By 9 Aug, the numbers had increased to almost 35,000 cases and 81 deaths, but while the number of cases reported remained above the epidemic alert level, the weekly trend had started to decreased (WHO, 21 Aug 2013).

On 20 Aug, the Central Emergency Response Fund allocated $753,504 to WHO to reach more than 4.7 million people in the 11 provinces with the highest incidence of dengue (OCHA, 20 Aug 2013).

By 1 Nov, the weekly trend had continued to decrease. From 26 Oct-1 Nov, 146 cases were reported with one death, compared to 308 cases in the same period for 2012. A total of 43,620 cases and 95 deaths were reported up to 1 Nov in 2013. (WHO, 13 Nov 2013)

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