Laos - No problems with Covid -19, but grapples with rising dengue fever problems

VIENTIANE: Laos is one of the more successful country in South-East Asia region that has managed to control the Covid-19 pandemic well. As of Saturday night, Laos has tested 6,432 suspected cases with only 19 cases tested positive, and 16 patients have recovered.

However, the government after easing its lockdown rules on Sunday (May 31) now has announced they have grappling issues with dengue fever.

Laos recorded 91 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 1,428, according to Laos Ministry of Health report on Sunday.

The highest number of dengue patients were reported in Lao capital Vientiane at 358 with two deaths, while 200 cases were reported in Attapeu province, and 189 cases were reported in Vientiane province.

As of Saturday, almost 1,500 people had been diagnosed with dengue fever and four deaths were recorded, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health under the Laos Ministry of Health.

Laos health authorities urged people to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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