One more dengue death reported in HCMC in early 2017

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Preventive Medicine yesterday said that one more death  of dengue fever is recorded.

Mosquitos transmits dengue virus to people

A 35 year old woman in Thu Duc District died before she was rushed to the district General Hospital as she had dengue and serious pneumonia. Her death has brought total deaths in the city to six since 2016.

Head of the Department’s Infection Disease Control Ward Dr. Le Hong Nga said that statistically, there have been 21,367 dengue cases in the city in 2016 equal to 2015.

Last year, the disease peak fell in October and November. It is dropping now yet in some districts such as Thu Duc, 5, 3, 10, serious cases have soared.

In an epidemiology survey, for years, mosquito larva –factor to cause dengue- lives not only in water containers in families but also in other devices.

By Tuong Lam – translated by Uyen Phuong

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