Dengue fever has killed nearly 500 people in Indonesia this year


A worker fumigates a neighborhood in an effort to control the spread of dengue fever in Jakarta. Almost 500 people out of 70,000 infected persons had died of dengue fever across Indonesia this year, the Covid-19 Task Force said on Friday (July 3). - AFP

JAKARTA, July 4 (Xinhua): Almost 500 people out of 70,000 infected persons had died of dengue fever across Indonesia this year, the Covid-19 Task Force said on Friday (July 3).

The task force called on the people to be cautious as patients being infected by the Covid-19 are also vulnerable to the transmission of the disease caused by an Aedes aegypti mosquito, said Reisa Broto Asmoro, a member of the task force.

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