Binh Dinh reports additional dengue death
|An Nhon county town of Binh Dinh province has recently had the high rate of dengue infection.|
The Health Department of the south central province of Binh Dinh on November 27 announced a five year old boy died from dengue fever, the second death of the cause in the province so far this year.
The patient was from Nhon Hau commune, An Nhon town of Binh Dinh province.
The provincial Health Department guided the Health Centre to conduct the investigation of the case and vector indicators and to exterminate mosquito larvae and spray chemicals in the area around the patient's house.
According to Binh Dinh province's Health Department, from the start of 2016 to late November, the province recorded 4,243 cases of dengue fever, with the highly infected localities including Quy Nhon city (938 cases), An Nhon county town (785 cases), Phu My district (507 cases), Tay Son district (483 cases), Phu Cat district (455 cases). There have been 700 new cases in October and November; two dengue deaths were recorded in the provincial area, of which one is imported case.
Dengue patients lying along the corridor of isolation ward in An Nhon Health Centre.
Dengue fever has spread to 159 wards of 11 districts, mainly in Quy Nhon city and An Nhon, Phu My, Tay Son and Phu Cat districts.
Provincial health agencies have taken actions to warn locals of the disease and kill mosquitoes while all agencies are required to prepare personnel, equipment, chemicals and take measures to prevent the disease's spread.