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    Jambi sees high number of dengue cases
    Jon Afrizal
    The Jakarta Post

    Jambi | Wed, February 22, 2017 | 07:11 am

    The Jambi Health Agency has asked residents to take preventive measures against dengue after it recorded thousands of dengue cases in the past year.

    “We’ve found 1,552 dengue cases based on reports from health agencies in regencies and municipalities across the province,” said the Jambi Health Agency’s disease control and environmental health department head, Kaswendi, on Tuesday. Fourteen of the total dengue patients died, he added.

    Kaswendi said the high number of dengue cases in Jambi was caused by low public awareness on the importance of ensuring a clean house and environment, where mosquito larvae is less likely to rest...

    ...There were 530 and 469 dengue cases reported in January and February, respectively, ranking them on top as the months with the highest number of dengue cases...

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    Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
    8 in 10 Indonesian children has been infected with dengue

    Indonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, and more than 80 percent have been infected with the virus at least once by age 10, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases...