Decontaminating residential areas in Phuoc Hoa Ward, Nha Trang (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The health sector of the central province of Khanh Hoa is stepping up measures to prevent Zika virus and dengue fever.

Khanh Hoa has so far recorded four Zika infections in Nha Trang city and over 4,500 cases of dengue fever, including four fatalities.

The work focuses on decontaminating residential areas to kill mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, stocking sufficient medicine and improving treatment quality.

Attention has also been paid to raising public awareness of measures to prevent dengue and disease caused by Zika virus.

The provincial department of health has requested health units to intensify monitoring and taking samples for testing to timely detect Zika infections.

The local health sector has found that among 23,000 individual Aedes aegypty mosquitoes collected during 2015-2016, 56 were positive with Zika virus, which shows that the virus has existed in the natural mosquito population in the locality.-VNA