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Dengue fever takes heavy toll

A nurse works in a ward for dengue fever patients at Alonso Suazo Hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A dengue epidemic has brought Honduran hospitals to a standstill. In Cambodia, Ngan Chantha, director of the National Anti-Dengue Programme at the Ministry of Health, has emphasised the importance of precautions such as the use of mosquito larvaecide in the rainy season, when the disease poses the biggest threat.

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