|A patient with dengue fever receives treatment at Kon Tum Hospital. — Photo nongnghiep.vn|
KON TUM — Cases of dengue fever have spiked in the Central Highlands’ province of Kon Tum, claiming one life.
As many as 44 new cases of dengue were recorded between October 14 and 20.
About 460 hotspots with more than 1,350 cases have been reported in the province as of October 20.
Districts with high numbers of cases include Kon Tum, Đắk Hà and Sa Thầy.
It is forecast that dengue fever will continue to spread as the province is at the peak of the epidemic.
The Centre for Disease Control under the provincial Department of Health said measures have been taken to cope with the disease.
The centre has asked health stations across the province to monitor the epidemic while deploying campaigns to clean up the environment and spray chemicals to kill mosquitoes and larva.
Meanwhile, one person has been reported as dead in Đắk Lắk province, raising the number of dengue fever-related deaths to four.
The patient, who lived in Ea Sup District, died despite receiving treatment at the local health centre for four days.
According to Đắk Lắk Province’s Centre for Disease Control, as soon as the latest dengue fever death was recorded, Ea Sup District mobilised forces near the location to carry out prevention and control activities. — VNS