Dengue fever breaks out in Quang Tri

More than 400 cases of dengue fever were found in central province of Quang Tri.

Locals participated in environment hygiene campaign to prevent dengue fever (Photo: SGGP)

Locals participated in environment hygiene campaign to prevent dengue fever (Photo: SGGP)

The outbreak of the disease occured in the mountain district Huong Hoa which is located along the border with Lao.
According to Vice chairman of Huong Hoa People’s Committee Pham Trong Ho, there were 426 cases of dengue fever reported yesterday with a surprising of 161 cases in Lao Bao town.
The Huong Hoa People’s Committee has mobilized its resources and people for an environmental campaign as well as raised locals’ awareness in an effort to reduce the disease’s infection. Medical staff and operators of Huong Hoa Medical Center have encouraged residents to kill mosquitoes’ larvae.
Manager of Huong Hoa Medical Center Lam Chi Duc said that in response to the outbreaks of dengue fever, the center has been popularizing ways of prevention and counselling to patients as well as preparation of medication.
Only a few cases were transferred to big medical facilities while the rest were treated at local clinics.

By NGUYEN HOANG - Translated by ANH QUAN

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