Vietnam reports over 84,400 dengue fever cases in 10 months hinh anh 1Spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam had a total 84,411 dengue fever cases to report in the first 10 months of 2020, with 13 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Hanoi capital alone logged 4,883 cases in the period, a year-on-year decrease of 47 percent, along with two deaths.

November is the peak time of the disease in Vietnam. Therefore, localities are advised to actively take preventive measures, such as covering all water containers and killing larvae regularly. The Health Ministry also called on people to closely follow health regulations.

According to the MoH, on average, Vietnam reports more than 100,000 dengue cases yearly. However, the number last year hit 320,331, the highest in the last 32 years, with 53 deaths./.

VNA