PHNOM PENH, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia reported that as many as 1,793 severe cases of hemorrhagic dengue fever were hospitalized and 11 of them have died since early this year.
In a report filed by Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, up to June 20, there were 1,793 severe cases of dengue fever, and 547 of them were hospitalized in Siem Reap Province, 1,247 in Phnom Penh. Of the total hospitalized, 11 have died.
Dr. Beat Richner, the founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, who has been operating them since 1992 said the sick children are coming from across the country.
He said the some sick children were hospitalized in private clinics before being sent to his hospitals. They were previously treated in a wrong way so they arrived at the hospital with liver and kidney failures.
Beat Richner said among 100 hospitalized dengue fever patients, only about 30 percent of their families have got Abate to treat the water around their houses. The phenomenon happened not only in local provinces, but also in Phnom Penh.
Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals are believed to be the most trusted hospitals for children in Cambodia.
Major outbreaks of dengue fever strike Cambodia every 3 to 5 years and the last one occurred here was in 2007, when around 40, 000 people were hospitalized, with over 10,000 in one week.