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Tien Giang Province faces surge in dengue cases

Update: October, 13/2015 - 21:02
doctor is checking for kid who is infected with dengue fever at Tien Giang General Hospital. — Photo  baoapbac.vn
TIEN GIANG (VNS) — The dengue fever epidemic is spreading and become more complicated in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang, the provincial preventive healthcare department said.

The number of dengue cases has increased dramatically, with new cases being reported in Cam Son Commune in Cai Lay District.

The dengue outbreak has reached its peak, health workers said.

The province has reported 1,034 dengue fever cases so far this year, a 114.2 per cent increase against the same period last year, they said.

Mosquito spraying in My Tho City. — Photo tuyengiaotiengiang.vn

At present, the infections are concentrated in the districts of Go Cong Dong and Cai Lay, and My Tho City and Cai Lay Township.

The provincial preventive healthcare department said there was a high risk of the fever spreading throughout the province in the coming weeks.

To control its transmission, the local healthcare sector has carried out several measures such as spraying of insecticides in every corner of the province to eradicate mosquitoes.

As of October 1, HCM City had 10,624 dengue cases, the highest number in the country. It was followed by Dong Nai Province with nearly 5,300 dengue cases, and Binh Duong Province and Ha Noi with more than 3,000 dengue cases each. — VNS

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