Because of prolonged rain in the province, a large outbreak of malaria in Binh Phuoc Province is likely to spread widely. Worse, it may become pandemic.
According to the local Department of Health, since the beginning of the year, 978 infections have been recorded including one death. Most cases are kids aged from five to fifteen.
Bu Gia Map District has most cases with 500, followed by distant communes such as Dak O, Dak Nhau.
To prevent the outbreak of malaria, the local health sector sprayed chemicals to kill mosquito which transmit the disease.
Moreover, it liaised with the disease control center to provide training course to medical clinics in communes as well as diagnosis and treatment for residents in Bu Gia Map District’s distant communes.
The health sector also proposed the Ministry of Health to set up mission teams to supervise malaria development in the province’s “hot spots.