This month more people are suffering from dengue fever, said a doctor in Mudon Town, Mon State. The beginning of June has shown the highest incidence of fever in Mon State for 2009.
“There are a lot of patients in my clinic. At least 80 people visit my clinic [Mudon Clinic] every day.” The doctor added that the larger hospital is similarly overcrowded and that the number of patients has steadily increased in the last couple of weeks.
“Every year people suffer from fever at the beginning of the rainy season. However the people suffering fever [this year] have different symptoms,” added the same Mudon Town doctor.
The common symptoms of fevers now include high temperatures, body aches, red spots on the skin and irritation in the eyes, said a medical worker from the Thanbyuzayat Town clinic.
IMNA first reported on children contracting Dengue fever in a May 29 story concerning Bago Division, in which three children died. Contrastingly, in Mudon Town many adults are contracting fever.
A resident of Thanbyuzayat said that “many people are ill, catching fever, although not many have died.” The Thanbyuzayat resident did confirm that one small child succumbed to fever.
While Mudon Township residents told IMNA that many people in the town and villages are suffering from fever, and echoed concerns about the crowded clinics and hospitals, there are no confirmed deaths as yet.
Cases of patients with fever have also been reported in Moulmein and Ye Townships, as well as in Three Pagodas Pass Town and various areas in Karen State.
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