Laos: Dengue fever problem rising; 55 new cases reported

  • Laos
  • Saturday, 18 Jul 2020

VIENTIANE, July 18 (Xinhua): The Laos Ministry of Health reported 55 more cases of dengue fever on Friday night (July 17), bringing the total number of infections to 3,257.

The 3,257 people has been diagnosed with dengue fever and eight deaths were recorded, Laos Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The highest number of dengue patients were reported in the Lao capital Vientiane with 694, while 405 cases were recorded in Vientiane province, and 369 in Bolikhamxay province.

The eight deaths included three in Lao capital Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay, and one each in Khammuan, Xayaboury and Xieng Khuang province.

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

The Laos government on Friday Covid-19 for three months.

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has urged authorities and people countrywide to remain vigilant and adapt to new normal to stop the spread of the virus, Lao Ministry of Health reported in its press release on Thursday.

The public should avoid leaving home for unnecessary reasons, wear masks when going out or visiting risky places, avoid using public transport, observe frequent hand washing with gels or soaps.

Social distancing of one to two meters must be observed, avoiding sharing personal belongings with others, and changing clothes once reaching home. - Xinhua
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