​Disseminating infectious disease preventive measures at workers' accommodation site (Source: yte.daklak.gov.vn) 

Dak Lak (VNA)
– Abnormal weather has resulted in increases in infectious diseases, especially dengue fever, diarrhoea and hand-foot-mouth disease in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak since the beginning of May.

According to the local Preventive Medicine Centre, the province has recorded more than 20 dengue cases each week, making a total of nearly 600 since the beginning of 2017.

During January-May, the number of hand-foot-mouth cases posted a three-fold rise against the same period last year to 410, while more than 3,000 locals contracted diarrhoea.

The patients mainly reside in Buon Ma Thuot city and Buon Don, Krong Bong and Krong Nang districts.

The local health sector has worked to prevent contagious diseases by intensifying vaccination, spraying mosquito repellent and encouraging people to keep the environment clean.

It also advised locals to carry out measures to avoid hand-foot-mouth disease in children, including keeping floors and toys clean, eating cooked food and washing hands with soap.-VNA