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People dispose of unwanted containers where water may gather (Photo: SGGP)

People dispose of unwanted containers where water may gather (Photo: SGGP)

As per the Ministry of Health, over 80,000 dengue patients were reported so far countrywide with 24 deaths; of which, nearly 16,000 infection cases and seven deaths were recorded in Hanoi.
To prevent mosquito bite, a person should sleep inside an anti-mosquito net which covers your whole bed or apply oil, mosquito repellent. Especially people must remove stagnant water and prevent mosquitoes from breeding, dispose of unwanted containers where water may gather (such as lunch boxes and soft-drink cans) into a covered bin.
Mosquitoes thrive in densely populated areas which lack reliable water supplies, waste management and sanitation.
When experiencing fever, people should go to infirmaries for examination.

By QUOC LAP – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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