Da Nang intensifies infectious disease prevention after downpours

A several day non-stop rain inundated 38 schools, 18 markets and 15 office buildings in 478 villages of Da Nang city.

People need to clean environment where mosquitoes can lay eggs. (photo:SGGP)

People need to clean environment where mosquitoes can lay eggs. (photo:SGGP)

After the historical record downpour, healthcare agencies of Da Nang city and local authorities have established working groups to control infectious diseases through praying chemicals in the flooding- affected areas. 

Natural disasters could result in outbreaks of infectious diseases such as digestive disease, hand- foot- mouth disease, dermatological disease, red eyes disease and dengue fever; therefore people are recommended to have necessary measures against the infectious diseases.

Currently, the Da Nang Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has supported spraying machines and chemicals against dengue fever, environmental and water pollution...

The medical agency called for local people to keep environment hygiene, spray chemicals to kill mosquitoes and their eggs, ensure food safety, and frequently wash hands etc…

Besides, people should actively clean environment where mosquitoes can lay eggs.


VNA- Translated by Huyen Huong

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