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Students learn how to avoid catching dengue

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The Agency of Health Environment under the Ministry of Health on May 30 held an event at Hung Loi 2 Primary School in Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, to spread knowledge about dengue fever and how to void it.

Under the motto ‘No mosquitoes no dengue fever’, the agency provided knowledge about how to repel mosquitoes in daily life for students aged from 6-10 through physical games.

Doctor Nguyen Thi Lien Huong, the agency’s Vice Director, said dengue fever is one of communicable diseases having the highest number of people contracted in the world, approximately 390 million people catching it each year.

There is no vaccine against dengue, so prevention is extremely vital, she added.

At the event, the Indonesian group Enesis presented 500,000 mosquito-repellent products Soffell to distribute to nearly 200 hospitals nationwide, mostly in the South where is vulnerable to the disease.-VNA
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