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Dengue fever introduces a new complication in Indonesia during COVID-19 battle

Dengue fever introduces a new complication in Indonesia during the COVID-19 battle.

I have heard of this fever but only in Asia. it is mosquito borne.  according to wikipdia, About 390 million people are infected a year and approximately 40,000 die.[5][6] annually.

Dengue complicates Southeast Asia’s coronavirus fight
Tropical disease presents health care systems in region with a two-front war

People cover their faces as a neighborhood in Jakarta is sprayed with insecticide to kill mosquitoes, which carry dengue fever, on March 23. © AP
KOYA JIBIKI, Nikkei staff writer
May 27, 2020 18:01 JST
JAKARTA — Southeast Asian countries are bracing for possible outbreaks of infectious diseases that show symptoms similar to those of the novel coronavirus ahead of the rainy season. Treatments for these seasonal infections are very different from those for COVID-19, complicating the work of front-line medical workers.

As of May 8, there were 53,660 cases of dengue fever in Indonesia. Infections are rising at a faster pace than last year. In 2019, Southeast Asia’s most populous country had 137,761 dengue fever infections, more than double the previous year, according to the country’s Health Ministry

Written by Colin Henderson

May 27, 2020 at 05:39

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  1. According to ‘Horizon’, my BBC source of science, at least 90 symptom producing virus’s have jumped to women working at Chinese wet markets.
    This kind of front line research needs worldwide support.

    The Scot Bicycle

    May 27, 2020 at 06:27

    • That is truly interesting. The loop to Chinese markets just will not go away. Domestication of animals which includes separation of use began 11,000 years ago but it requires a concerted focus on that separation. This has not been the case it appears in areas where wet markets profilerate.

      Colin Henderson

      May 27, 2020 at 07:04

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