The Preventive Medicine Centre of the central province of Quang Nam is working hard to stamp out dengue fever outbreaks in the locality.

A total of 846 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year, with the highest number of patients seen in Dien Ban and Thang Binh districts.

Doctor Huynh Cong Quang, Head of the centre’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said the centre has sent more medical workers to areas with outbreaks to help with efforts to eliminate the disease.

Local residents and authorities have been given detailed instructions on how to prevent the disease.

To date, the provincial health sector has distributed 280 litres of disinfectant chemical and at least one spraying machines to each district. As many as 68 dengue fever outbreaks have been stamped out so far.

In Vietnam , dengue fever peaks in the hot rainy months. The dengue virus is most commonly transmitted by mosquitoes.

Between 50,000 and 100,000 dengue cases are reported each year in the country, with nearly 100 deaths.-VNA