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Doc: Papaya leaves can cure dengue (The Star)

KUALA LUMPUR: Papaya leaves and pegaga (centella asiatica) juice are a possible cure for dengue fever, a recent study revealed. 

It has been reported that many people consume papaya leaves or pegaga juice to increase their platelet count after they contract dengue fever.

A recent study, conducted by a group of researchers from local and foreign universities, indicated that the powder from papaya leaves has substances responsible for the release and/or production of thrombocytes (platelets).

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362 dengue cases with one death reported last week

362 dengue cases with one death reported last week

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 362 cases of dengue fever with one death were reported during the week between April 24 and 30 in the country.

Health director-general, Datuk Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman, said the fatal case involved a 48-year-old man who died due to dengue shock syndrome a week after being infected by the disease.

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