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Nearly 950 people contract dengue in Binh Thuan

Update: September, 22/2015 - 17:57
A doctor examines a woman for dengue fever in La Gi Hospital. — Photo

BINH THUAN (VNS) — Nearly 950 people have contracted dengue fever, including 251 people above 15 years of age, over the last two months in coastal central Binh Thuan Province.

Despite efforts by the local health sector to contain the disease, the number of patients has doubled from the same period last year, the provincial Preventive Health Centre said.

Three areas across Phan Thiet City and La Gi Town have the highest numbers of affected people, with 407 in La Gi Town and 246 in Phan Thiet City.

The response from the local health sector includes spraying chemicals to get rid of the mosquitoes, helping local residents clean water tanks and the surrounding environment and advising locals to visit the nearest health clinic if they notice any signs of dengue fever. — VNS

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