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2005-10-01 03:51:39

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore, fighting its worst dengue epidemic, is optimistic that the number of cases had peaked and will dip in the coming months, a panel of health experts said on Saturday. Twelve Singaporeans have died from the mosquito-borne disease this year and 10,951 cases of dengue fever were reported by September 24 -- 16 percent more than the total number recorded last year when dengue infections rocketed to a 10-year high. "Looking at the trend, it looks like it...

2005-09-01 02:43:35

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven people have died of dengue fever in Singapore this year and the number of new cases in the city-state hit a new high last week despite government efforts to clear out mosquito breeding grounds. The weekly bulletin on infectious disease by Singapore's Health Ministry showed 493 new dengue cases reported in the week ending August 28, up nearly a fifth from the previous week's record high of 414, the government said on Thursday. The government has launched a...

2005-07-07 14:32:22

Waltham, MA "“ A new study of the disease burden of dengue fever in Malaysia strengthens the case for development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne illness. Despite the nation's efforts at treatment and control, 10,000 cases are reported each year at a l cost of almost $13 million, slightly less than half for vector control and the rest for treating hospitalized patients with dengue fever, an often painful and sometimes fatal virus. These costs are equivalent to 940,000 lost...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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