Binh Dinh reports additional dengue death hinh anh 1A health worker sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes. (Photo: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – The Health Department of the south central province of Binh Dinh on November 27 announced a five year old boy died from dengue fever, the second death of the cause in the province so far this year.

The patient was from Nhon Hau commune, An Nhon town of Binh Dinh province.

The provincial Health Department guided the Health Centre to exterminate mosquito larvae and spray chemicals in the area around the patient’s house.

According to Binh Dinh province’s Health Department, from the start of 2016 to late November, the province recorded 4,250 cases of dengue fever. There have been 700 new cases in October and November.

Dengue fever has spread to 159 wards of 11 districts, mainly in Quy Nhon city and An Nhon, Phu My, Tay Son and Phu Cat districts.

Provincial health agencies have taken actions to warn locals of the disease and kill mosquitoes while all agencies are required to prepare personnel, equipment, chemicals and take measures to prevent the disease’s spread.-VNA