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Hà Nội fights to control dengue infections

Update: August, 30/2017 - 16:00
Hà Nội set up a number of working teams and supervisor teams to join hand in controlling dengue fever. — Photo baomoi.com
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Dengue fever remains a matter of concern Hà Nội, but officials have managed to control its spread in 1,468 of the 2,000 affected areas, the Hà Nội People’s Committee said.

At least 69.5 per cent of the affected areas have not seen new patients in 14 days, and most of the affected areas have no more than five patients.

Following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s instructions to handle the problem of dengue fever effectively, the municipal People’s Committee sent guidelines on implementing preventive measures to all district and town people’s committees.

All communes and wards in the capital city have set up working teams to kill mosquito larvae and supervisor teams to check the situation. In all, there are 26,000 working teams, with around 63,000 members, and 4,600 supervisor teams with 10,000 members.

So far, the teams have conducted 90 campaigns of spreading chemical substances in mosquito-prone spaces, and 1,000 campaigns of killing mosquito larvae, based on the Ministry of Health’s recommendations.

The health ministry has assigned four expert teams with a total of 24 members to help and guide the anti-dengue campaign.

Authorities in Hà Nội warn that there may be a spurt in the number of dengue fever patients in the next round as wet weather facilitates mosquito breeding, so localities must implement preventive measures strictly. — VNS

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