A medical worker sprays chemicals to sterilise residential areas to prevent dengue fever in Central Highlands Đăk Nông Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Mai Hưng Thịnh
ĐẮK NÔNG — Central Highlands Đắk Nông Province has recorded the first death from dengue fever, the provincial Department of Health announced on Monday.
Phạm Thanh Mai, 23, from Đăk Song District’s Nam Bình Commune, was taken to Đăk Nông general hospital on September 11 in a weak condition.
She was diagnosed with dengue fever and was given intensive treatment but did not recover. She died at around 3.30am the next day, according to the department’s deputy director Hà Văn Hùng.
Before being sent to hospital, she had health-check up at a private health clinic in Gia Nghĩa Commune on September 7 and 11. She was diagnosed with dengue fever and was directed to take medicine together with getting infused. However, her conditions got worse.
Local authorities immediately asked medical workers to deal with the outbreak in Nghĩa Trung Ward where the patient lived to prevent further spreading.
The province has so far this year recorded 3,900 cases of dengue fever, increasing by more than 3,600 cases over the same period last year. — VNS