Health workers spray insecticide to kill mosquitos at a construction site in Hà Nội's Tây Hồ District. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The spread of dengue fever in Việt Nam is showing signs of slowing down. There are fewer new cases and no deaths reported in the last two weeks, reported the health ministry. Trần Đắc Phu, director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, said at a meeting on disease prevention and control on Thursday that during the week from August 21 to August 27, 6,292 dengue fever cases were reported, down 11.4 per cent over the previous week. No deaths have been recorded since August 14. However, he said that the rate remained high as this time of the year was usually a peak time for dengue fever in Việt Nam. According to the Preventive Medicine Department, since the beginning of this year, 108,925 dengue fever cases have been reported, with 26 deaths. Over 91,600 cases were hospitalised, a rise of 43.5 per cent in the number of cases and seven deaths higher than the same period last year. The virus is mainly found in the southern region, which… Read full this story
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