Outbreak of dengue fever in Dong Nai, Ben Tre Provinces

The Preventive Medicine Center in the southern province of Dong Nai has reported an outbreak of dengue fever in all Communes and Wards of the Province, with a recorded 3,000 cases and five fatalities already.

In July alone, four deaths were reported in Dong Nai Province. So far, Bien Hoa City has recorded 800 cases of dengue fever, Trang Bom District has 500 infectious cases and Xuan Loc District has more than 400 cases.

Meanwhile, the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre is also currently reeling under an outbreak of dengue fever, with 1,069 recorded dengue fever cases including 105 that are in critical condition. Districts in the province reporting the most number of cases are Ba Tri with 216 cases, Binh Dai with 158 cases and Giong Trom with 142 cases.

Nguyen Van Thang, deputy director of the Department of Health in Ben Tre Province, has warned that the disease will devastate the province in the future if local authorities do not adopt prevention measures urgently.

On his part, he said that the health sector will do its best to stamp out this plague.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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