An outbreak of unidentified disease in Nanyun in the Naga Self-administered Zone has killed seven.
The outbreak started in Kwelan Village, Donhe Villate-tract, Nanyun Township, in August and spread to Shanhepawkun Village in Shanhenotenyo Village-tract.
Symptoms of this disease were fever, reddish eye, and rashes on the skin, coughing, respiratory problems, diarrhoea.
A health technical team, comprising experts from the World Health Organization and officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports, conducted a field visit for schistosomiasis outbreak investigation, reporting 828 suspected patients and 428 patients diagnosed with the disease, as of 20 August.
A handbook on National Dengue Management will be sent to doctors in September, said Dr. Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The guidelines are developed by experts and specialists from the World Health Organization. The handbook also includes guidelines on adult dengue fever.
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever has occurred among adults in recent years and adult dengue deaths have been confirmed, said Dr Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Yangon Region 2018 Dengue awareness campaigns and prevention measures event held at Summit Park View Hotel discussed the fatal fever and infection among adults yesterday.
A total of 2,314 cases of of dengue fever were recorded from 1 January to 31 May in 2018 across the country.
One of the largest public health interventions ever conducted in Myanmar, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination campaign, kicking off today, will help stop this rising and potentially fatal disease among children.
Accompanied by responsible officials, Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement visited Thabaung yesterday morning to meet with members of natural disaster management committee at the township level, departmental personnel at the meeting hall of township administrative department, giving necessary advices over the clarification on the tasks of preparation for natural disasters in the township and necessities to be made in advance, by U Aung Soe Oo, township administrator of the department.
A mobile medical team from the Western Command has provided treatment to patients at the dengue fever outbreak area in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State. The team arrived at the Beya Village and carried out medical test on the suspected patients, confirming that 14 were infected with dengue fever while 48 with ordinary fever.The team has carried out preventive measures to control the mosquito-borne disease in the village. During the trip, the team also gave medical care to other villagers.
Immunisation efforts that became unpopular due to rumours in Maungtaw township, Rakhine State, will begin again, officials said.
Immunisations for jaundice, whooping cough, tetanus, H Influenza type-B, polio, measles and German measles are being carried out, it was learnt in a meeting with authorities.
After bringing the outbreak of measles in the Naga Self-Administrative Zone (SAZ) under control, the Ministry of Health and Sports is planning to take another step for the prevention of tuberculosis in the area, as the measles virus also attacks the lungs and respiratory system.
The ministry planned to adopt short-term and long-term plans to improve the health standards in the zone and will carry out plans for the prevention and control of diseases in cooperation with the neighbouring region, which saw a similar outbreak of the disease in May.
The number of dengue patients has decreased dramatically within the first five months of 2016 between January and May compared to the same period last year, according to statistics from the Department of Health for Yangon Region.
The period of January to the end of May last year saw a total of 968 cases of dengue fever, resulting in six deaths, but the same period this year saw these figures drop to just 280 cases and four deaths.
Ministry of Health copes with the case with great care to prevent possible spread of the disease
NAY PYI TAW, 27 June - A 13-year-old girl together with her family paid a visit to Singapore on 21 June. They arrived back at Yangon International Airport by flight No 3K 585 of Singapore Airlines at 1.30 pm yesterday. When medical staff took her body temperature at the airport, the result of the medical check-up showed no fever found. Some time after getting home, she was studying with her friends at the private tuition.