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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Dengue fever death toll hits 1,101 in Indonesia<!-- noindex -->
<!-- endnoindex -->Authorities in Indonesida say dengue fever has claimed 1,101 lives this year, only just short of the total for all of last year.
The Health Ministry's spokeswoman says dengue continues to kill people because there is a lack of knowledge about the potentially fatal virus.
The spokeswoman says decentralisation of Indonesia's political system has also contributed to the spike in deaths, which has occurred in spite of programmes to fight the mosquito-borne virus.
Figures from the ministry showed that by Monday, 1,101 of more than 102-thousand dengue victims had died.
The health ministry recorded 1,196 dengue deaths for all of 2006.
Authorities say fumigation programmes in affected areas is continuing, but weak coordination with the regional administrations who oversee them since decentralisation has made it difficult to control the disease. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/new...s/s1987359.htm<!-- PRINT_CONTENT_END -->