Laos: Dengue fever cases rising and records 142 new cases

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  • Sunday, 06 Sep 2020

VIENTIANE, Sept 6 (Xinhua): The Laos Ministry of Health on Sunday morning reported 142 new cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 5,923, and 11 deaths were recorded.

The highest number of dengue patients were reported in the Laos capital Vientiane with 1,403, while 690 cases were recorded in Bolikhamxay province, and 611 in Vientiane province, Center of Information and Education for health under Laos Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The 11 deaths included four in Lao capital Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay and Khammuan, and one each in Xayaboury, Xieng Khuang and Savannakhet province.

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

On Saturday, the government also announced that some 68 people were killed and 758 injured in road accidents across Laos in August.

According to the Traffic Police Department under Laos Ministry of Public Security, there were 586 road accidents across the country during August, with over 1,000 vehicles damaged.

Most road accidents occurred because of drunk driving and excessive speed, Laotian Times reported on Friday.

Drunk driving accounted for 141 accidents and speeding was the cause of 129 accidents.

Traffic police in the country are concentrating on a road safety campaign, especially in schools, which provides information on traffic regulations and the dangers of careless driving, said the report. - Xinhua
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