DENGUE CASES REPORTED FROM COUNTRUES OF THE SEA REGION, 2003-2012
The South East Asia Region harbours 52% of the population at risk in all Member States except Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The SEA Region reported gradual increase in number of dengue cases, as depicted in the figure below, from 140635 (2003) to 257204 (2012). The fluctuations in the trend of reported cases and deaths are influenced by national control programmes activities and other environmental determinants.
Among the endemic countries, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka reported high number of cases. There was sudden increase in the number of reported cases of dengue in Sri Lanka in 2009-2010 and Maldives in 2011.