Three Ho Chi Minh City residents, including a child, have recently died from dengue fever.
|Children with dengue fever receive treatment at Pediatric Hospital No.1 in HCM City(Photo: Tuoi Tre)|
In recent weeks there has been an outbreak of dengue fever, with the number of new reported cases between 145 and 165 a week, the HCM City Preventive Health Department said May 12.
Since the beginning of the year, HCM has recorded nearly 4,000 cases, a year-on-year increase of 19 percent.
The disease has taken the lives of three patients, including a child, who were residents of districts 3, Tan Phu and Binh Tan.
Binh Tan has the highest recorded number of cases in the city at 297, Thu Duc second with 283 cases, District 8 (281 cases), Tan Phu (211 cases) and District 6 with 209 cases.
The city’s Department of Health has instructed relevant authorities to carry out necessary measures to help eliminate the outbreak by the end of May.
HCMC enters dengue fever period.