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Dengue fever cases continue to rise

Update: May, 19/2014 - 08:05

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 9,000 cases of dengue fever have been recorded so far in 42 cities and provinces across the country, the Ministry of Health's Department for Preventive Medicine reported yesterday.

Of the cases, five have died in HCM City, southern Ca Mau, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces.

The number of cases concentrated in the southern region with 83.3 per cent, followed by the central region with 12.9 per cent. HCM City, southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Thuan and Dong Nai have reported increased number of cases compared to the same period last year.

The health ministry warned everyone to implement safety measures to prevent the fever by killing mosquitoes and larvae.

On the same day, the ministry reported 20,500 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease across the nation. — VNS

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