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China scientists link Covid-19 measures to fall in other infections

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Covid-19 prevention measures may have contributed to a dramatic fall in other infectious diseases, according to a group of researchers from Guangdong province. Photo: AP

Researchers in Guangdong province have identified a dramatic reduction in other infectious diseases during the pandemic Cases of dengue, hand-foot-and-mouth disease and flu fell by more than half, with children the biggest beneficiaries

Stringent measures meant to control Covid-19 may have dramatically reduced the incidence of other infectious diseases in China's most populous province, new research has found.

Nearly 1 million infections of diseases such as dengue, hand-foot-and-mouth disease and influenza may have been averted in Guangdong, southern China, last year because of "aggressive" tactics to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to scientists from the province's Centre for Disease Co

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