VIETNAM : Da Nang City – preventive medicine center reported that the city has so far this year recorded 3,183 cases of dengue fever, 709 more cases than the same period in 2015.
In October alone, 150 cases were reported a week, mainly detected in Ngu Hanh Son, Cam Le, Thanh Khe, Hai Chau precincts and Hoa Vang district.
Apart from intensifying monitoring cases, the health sector and local authorities have launched communications campaigns to encourage local people get involved in cleaning up the living environment to prevent new infections.
Doctor Nguyen Tam Lam, who heads the contagious disease management and bio-vaccine department of the municipal preventive medicine centre, said health workers tackled 206 small-scale dengue fever outbreaks in 56 communes and wards.
In Khanh Hoa province, 4,040 cases of dengue fever were uncovered in the past ten months, rising 0.5 percent from the same period last year. Infections rose especially between July and September. Health workers dealt with 213 outbreaks.
The provincial health sector predicted a rise in dengue fever cases as the rainy season is favoured for mosquito breeding.
Vice Director of the provincial health department Le Tan Phung, said killing mosquito larvae is the focal task in preventing new dengue fever incidences.