July, 11 2012 16:19:20

Dengue fever spreads in Binh Thuan

BINH THUAN - Dengue fever is spreading in central Binh Thuan Province, said Tran Thi Ngoc Phuong, provincial head of the Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Institute.

Since early this year, Binh Thuan has reported more than 450 cases of dengue fever, about 65 per cent more than for the same period last year.

The disease has occurred throughout most of the province. Phan Thiet City has reported 132 cases, Ham Thuan Bac district 88 cases and Lagi town, 53 cases.

In recent days, local hospitals kept receiving fever patients, most of whom were children.

According to the Preventive Medicine Centre, which controls the institute, the early rainy season and erratic weather changes have led to the spread of the disease.

It predicts that the dengue fever will continue until the end of October.

To monitor and control the disease, the local health sector has launched campaigns to kill mosquitoes and their larva.

The centre will continue to spray anti-mosquito chemicals throughout the province and train 150 teachers and functional staff on the latest techniques in dengue fever prevention.- VNS

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