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Guangdong Reports 1,200 New Dengue Fever Cases In Just 3 Days

Posted: 09/23/2014 6:23 pm

mosquito The crisis over the Dengue fever outbreak in Guangdong has escalated as 1,200 new cases have been reported in just three days, reports Shenzhen Weibo. That brings the total to over 6,000 across the province, a big increase from the 4,800 reported just a few days ago on September 19.

These are the areas hardest hit: Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, and Jiangmen. At present, Shenzhen has ten reported cases.

Guangzhou leads the way with 5,190 cases. Two people have died, but doctors say their deaths are not directly related to the disease. Dengue fever is transmitted via mosquito bites.

If you’re in Guangdong – and Guangzhou specifically – and end up with a rash or fever, you’d best seek a doctor ASAP.


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