The Ho Chi Minh City Preventive Medicine Center yesterday said that five more residents in the city are positive for the mosquito-borne virus, bringing the total cases to 57 in 15 districts since March, 2016.
Most cases live in Binh Thanh with 11, district 2 with 10 affected cases, and districts 9, 12, Tan Phu with six cases for each.
Because of the complicated development of the disease, Deputy Head of People’s Committee Nguyen thi Thu directly arrived at some districts to inspect prevention task, urging district administrations to do much attemp in clearing environment to eliminate places where mosquito can lay eggs.
Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine Professor Tran Dac Phu said that the Ministry of Health has not issued warning to limit people from travelling to affected districts because the virus has circulated in the country. Only pregnant women must take precaution because the virus can cause Microcephaly in newly-born babies.