Via VietNam News: Dengue-fever likely to rise in next few months. Excerpt:
The number of dengue fever cases is expected to increase in the next few months if prevention efforts are not strengthened at the local level, according to the steering board on dengue-fever prevention.
At a meeting yesterday in HCM City, Tran Thanh Duong, head of the board, said the number of cases nationwide in the first seven months of the year was 40,000, a rise of 35 per cent compared to the same period last year. Twenty-six people died.
The number of patients with dengue fever in the southern, central and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) regions increased, but the northern region saw a decline of 41 per cent.
Of the 40,000 patients with dengue fever, patients under the age of 15 accounted for more than 54 per cent.
Duong said that many people were aware of the dangers of dengue fever but were not destroying mosquitoes and larvae.