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Dengue fever spreads in Bangkok

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Dengue fever spreads in Bangkok

Bangkok Governor Aswin Khwanmuang on September 17 alerted citizens to dengue fever as the city has recorded nearly 6,000 infections and five fatalities so far this year.

Back to school season means disease risk

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Back to school season means disease risk

Students face several diseases at the beginning of the new school year, such as dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth disease, measles and flu, so epidemic prevention efforts should be strengthened, health experts warned.

Hospitals requested for timely response during heat wave

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Hospitals requested for timely response during heat wave

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has sent a warning to provincial and city-level health departments, hospitals and health centres about the need to strengthen the monitoring of weather forecasts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Forecast Centre and the implementation of medical examinations for people.

Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases

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Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases

Although the number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam in the first months of this year posted a year-on-year decrease of 41.4 percent, there remain numerous latent risks of the disease to break out, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine.

More anti-dengue mosquitoes released in Vietnam

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More anti-dengue mosquitoes released in Vietnam

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever –were released in Vinh Luong commune in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 6.