Over 1,000 malaria patients have been recorded in the first five months of 2015 in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, an unwonted 100 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

According to the province’s centre for malaria prevention, the main reasons for the surge in number of malaria cases include workers migrating to the province to work in plantations and forestation yards and the sophisticated development of the fever.

Malaria has been seen at an especially high rate in communes of Dak O, Bu Gia Map and Dak Nhau in Bu Gia Map district with 597 cases, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the province’s total malarial fever patients.

The centre has prioritized resources and implemented drastic measures to prevent the epidemic including providing medicines, materials and mosquito-killing chemicals to localities.

Besides, the centre has strengthened epidemic quarantine and early detection and provided on time treatment for malaria patients.

Vietnam is committed to eliminating malaria by 2030.-VNA