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Petechial fever hits central province

Update: November, 02/2013 - 10:04
THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS)— An outbreak of petechial fever is spreading through Thua Thien-Hue Province, with 606 cases and one death reported in the last two months, according to the provincial Health Department. The department is working with local authorities to wipe out the unsightly skin disease, including dredging sewerage and spraying chemicals to stamp out the mosquito population. The fever was spreading because of an increased number of mosquitoes due to favorable breeding conditions brought on after nearly a dozen storms saturated region, director of the department Nguyen Dung said yesterday. — VNS

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