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Cambodia-Vietnam Regional Dengue Program: First Annual Report


Dengue fever has been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the greatest health risks to Southeast Asia in this century. The serious health and economic impacts of dengue fever in less-developed countries, like Vietnam and Cambodia, make it one of the highest public health priorities. The risk of dengue fever outbreaks in both countries has been demonstrated by two consecutive years of epidemics (2002 and 2003).

The main activity of the project in Cambodia is the implementation of a community-based, pilot program using a biological intervention known as Mesocyclops. Mesocyclops are prawn-like predators of the main vector for Dengue fever, the Aedes aegypti mosquito (at larval stage). In Vietnam, an AusAID funded program using this model, achieved a world-first biological control of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This report highlights the key achievements of the past year of the program.


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Partners for Development

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Southeast Asia

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