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Dengue fever threat in Ha Noi

Update: May, 06/2014 - 09:21
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HA NOI (VNS) — The dengue fever is likely to break out again in the capital city unless appropriate preventive measures are taken, health experts warned at a workshop yesterday.

Director of the Ha Noi Health Department Nguyen Nhat Cam said the number of dengue fever patients in the Central Region and Central Highlands declined in the first four months of this year compared to the same period last year.

However, the figures have been rising in southern and northern regions in the past few weeks.

Most northern cases were centred around Ha Noi, which had 52 per cent of victims. The city has recorded 37 cases of dengue fever so far this year.

The municipal health department is building plans to control the outbreak, including providing training for medical workers at 30 key communes and wards at high risk.

Cam also warned of a possible outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease in children as the warmer weather progressed. — VNS

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