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Ha Noi sees dengue cases rise

Update: August, 31/2013 - 09:44

HA NOI (VNS)— More than 500 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Ha Noi so far this year, a surge of 20 per cent year-on-year, said the city's Health Department Deputy Director Hoang Duc Hanh on Thursday.

This year, after having PCR tests, most cases were found to be D3 positive, one of the four different viruses that cause the fever.

The whole city has been affected but 13 districts, including Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Ha Dong, Hai Ba Trung have suffered the worst of the disease.

The department is currently inspecting dengue fever prevention measures in the city and is working with local authorities to distribute information on how to prevent the fever from spreading. — VNS


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