Four die of dengue fever in South East Vietnam

The development of dengue fever is very complicated in the South East region of Vietnam with four deaths.

In the southern province of Dong Nai, dengue fever has occurred in most of localities. According to the province’s Center of Preventive Medicine, the province has had around fresh infection cases everyday.

It is estimated that communes and districts had around 3,000 infection cases in the first 8 months , increasing  of 120 percent compared to the same period last year.

Of the amount, Bien Hoa city has 1,500 cases. Worse, the disease has killed two people. The southern province of Binh Duong reported nearly 1,200 infection cases in eight months with two deaths.

One of reasons to cause outbreak of the disease is that it rains all days this year offering favorite condition for mosquitoes to develop. Additional, residents are neglected to prevent the disease. Due to the worse situation, the province’s Center of Preventive Medicine has conceived plan to supervise the disease in all localities.

People’s Committee in Binh Duong directed the Department of Health and Center of Preventive Medicine to liaise with local government to clean the environment and spread the information of the disease to each households and inhabitants, especially to workers in industrial parks.

By Duc Trung – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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