|WHO warns of major dengue Fever outbreak in West Pacific|
|Written by Kelly|
|Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:29|
|The World Health Organisation said on Monday the Western Pacific region could be at risk from a major outbreak of dengue unless governments improve efforts and cooperation to stamp out the virus. |
About 40 percent of the world's population are at risk from dengue, and the mosquito-borne virus has spread rapidly across Southeast Asia this year due to warmer weather, heavy rains and crowded cities.