ASEAN Dengue Day 2018: Asian Community Against Dengue!

ASEAN Dengue Day 2018: Asian Community Against Dengue!
November 7, 2018 admin

Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. This mosquito also transmits chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika infection. The government has made a lot of effort to curb dengue cases as the rise in dengue fever cases, particularly in urban areas, occurred because of the increase in population, and would continue to do so if effective preventive measures are not taken.

On July 7, the national level Asean Dengue Day was held with the aim to combat dengue fever in an integrated manner. Inauguration of the event has been made at Sekolah Rendah Agama Sungai Kayu Ara, Damansara Utama by Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

This year, Malaysia has been appointed as host of the Asean Dengue Day 2018. The theme of Asean Dengue Day 2018 is ‘Asean Community Against Dengue’ and representatives from all Asean countries have paid a visit to launch the event. Moreover, the 3rd Asia Dengue Summit 2018 was also held on July 5 and 6 to provide a unique opportunity for all who have expertise in the field of dengue to exchange ideas and update knowledge with each other.

According to Dr Dzulkefly, the ministry hopes this effort will continue to ensure that Malaysians can enjoy quality life and be free from the threat of dengue fever.

We hope through this great initiative, dengue disease can finally be defeated and will no longer be a deadly threat in our community. Here’s to United Fight Against Dengue!

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Dengue Rapid NS1 Test

• Rapid ICT assay for detection of dengue fever
• Detect specific NS1 antigen of dengue virus
• Aids in early diagnosis of dengue infection before serological antibodies are detectable
• Simple to perform & no special equipment required
• Assay time: 15-20 minutes
• Specimen : Whole blood/serum/plasma
• Specimen volume: 70 µl

 Dengue Rapid IgG/IgM Test

• Rapid ICT assay for detection of dengue fever
• Detect specific IgG/IgM antibodies to dengue virus
• Can be used for presumptive distinction between a primary and secondary dengue infection
• Simple to perform & no special equipment required
• Assay time: 15-20 minutes
• Specimen : Whole blood/serum/plasma
• Specimen volume: 10 µl

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