Dengue fever in peak season

The Department of Preventive under the Ministry of Health yesterday said that the dengue fever was reaching its peak season with more infection cases.

By statistics, since the beginning of 2015, the country has over 20,000 dengue fever cases including 12 deaths. Cities and provinces having most cases of infection are Ho Chi Minh City, the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Soc Trang , Dong Thap and Ha Noi.

Noteworthy, since the beginning of August, the cases of dengue fever infections tended to increase as the disease is entering its peak season.

Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Tran Dac Phu, said that the infection cases were surging especially in the Northern provinces as it was rainy season.

The weather creates favorite condition for mosquitoes to transmit the disease and  dengue fever's peak will last to the end of rainy season ( or October )

Because of the complicated situation caused by dengue outbreaks, the Ministry of Health will set up five inspection teams to monitor dengue fever conditions throughout the country. In addition, the Ministry issued warning that people should actively carry out measures against the fatal disease by tightly covering all water containers to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs into.

Additionally, residents should turn all water containers upside down and regularly change water in flower vases or put chemicals into to kill larva. Moreover, people should sleep in mosquito nets even in the afternoon. When anyone experience fever in long time, they should go to nearby medical facilities for examination and treatment.

The Ministry also asked local governments to actively prevent the diseases and keep a close eye on hot spots to curb it. Health sector should increase popularizing information of the disease as well as calling on people to partake in prevention of the disease.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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