Laos: Dengue scourge is rising as over 3,000 people infected

  • Laos
  • Monday, 20 Jul 2020

VIENTIANE, July 20 (Xinhua): A total of 3,390 cases of dengue fever have been recorded across the country since January, according to a report from the Lao Ministry of Health.

The dengue fever has caused eight deaths, the ministry said in a press release on Monday.

The highest number of dengue patients is reported in the Lao capital Vientiane with 721, while 407 cases were recorded in Vientiane province, and 391 in Bolikhamxay province.

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

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

The country has had big success in its fights against the Covid-19 (coronavirus) and there has not been a case in the Laos for over two months.

Laos announced its first two confirmed virus cases on March 24, and the last patient was discharged on June 9. - Xinhua
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