Southern provinces share dengue prevention experience hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)

The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28 held a conference on reviewing and sharing experiences in dengue fever prevention in the southern region.

According to representatives from the institute, southern provinces are facing a spread of dengue fever.

So far this year, dengue cases in the southern region have reached 22,185, an increase of 54 percent compared to the same period last year. Of which, 16 deaths were reported.

The largest numbers of dengue infections were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, and Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.

Currently, the southern provinces and cities are adopting several comprehensive measures to deal with the threat, including a closer coordination among medical agencies and a mechanism to control and stop the fever outbreaks within 48 hours.-VNA