Dengue fever in peak season in Vietnam

More than 30,000 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in the country in the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year drop of 28 percent, according to the latest report by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito

Despite a slump in the number of cases, more serious dengue fever cases have been reported in many provinces such as Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai and An Giang in the South.

Meantime, the central and the highland provinces of Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Dak Lak have become hot spots for the disease.

In Khanh Hoa, nearly 5,000 people contracted dengue fever in August and three of these patients succumbed to the disease.

In the North, Hanoi has reported more than 500 cases, an increase of 33 percent against the same period last year.

Outbreak of dengue fever mainly takes place in Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung and Ha Dong Districts.

By Minh Khang - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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