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Bình Thuận takes steps to prevent dengue outbreak

Update: August, 29/2018 - 09:00
Bình Thuận Province will continue to organise a campaign to kill mosquitoes and larvae, clear bushes, and remove standing water in residential areas. — VNA/VNS Photo
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BÌNH THUẬN — Bình Thuận Province is preparing measures to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever in the peak rainy season.  

Hoàng Văn Hùng, head of the disease control department of the province’s Health Preventive Centre, said that campaigns to kill larvae and mosquitoes in the province had helped keep the spread of dengue fever under control.

However, dengue fever is more highly during the peak rainy season in September and October.

The province’s health sector has raised the public awareness about the need to prevent an outbreak.

Households have been told to store water in the proper way and collect waste to keep the environment clean.

The health sector has also asked people to go to health facilities if they have symptoms such as a fever, headache or rash.

In addition, the province has directed districts and communes to organise campaigns to kill mosquitoes and larvae, clear bushes, and remove standing water in residential areas.

The Health Preventive Centre has also prepared equipment and medicine to tackle any outbreak that might occur.

According to the province’s Health Preventive Centre’s figures, since the beginning of this year, the province has had 535 dengue fever cases, a drop of 53.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The province has recorded six severe dengue fever cases, but no deaths.

Dengue fever has occurred in nine of 10 districts and communes in the province.

The centre is working with districts and communes to handle 48 areas where the disease has broken out. — VNS

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