Guang­dong re­ports dengue surge

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Guangzhou:

Guang­dong Prov­ince in south China re­ported 107 dengue fever cases this year as of Sun­day, up nearly 60 per­cent from the same pe­riod a year ago, health au­thor­i­ties said on Tues­day. Of those cases, 79 had caught the virus out­side Guang­dong, and there were no deaths, said a state­ment is­sued by the Guang­dong Provin­cial Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. The provin­cial cap­i­tal of Guangzhou saw 41 cases, the high­est among 13 cities with re­ported cases, fol­lowed by Shen­zhen and Foshan cities, both with 16 cases.

Dengue is a mos­quito-borne, po­ten­tially fa­tal dis­ease that mainly af­fects peo­ple in trop­i­cal and sub­trop­i­cal re­gions, caus­ing fever, nau­sea, as well as mus­cle and joint aches. Xin­hua

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