Dengue and Zika are at risk of re-emerging

20:25 12/05/2017

PSNews- The number of people with dengue fever increased in some localities. In addition, some cases with Zika virus positive detected in some southern provinces, according to the Ministry of Health.

On May 11, the Ministry of Health said that in the first few months of 2017, the number of people suffering from dengue fever increased in some localities, including Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Thua Thien Hue and Ba Ria - Vung. In addition, cases of Zika virus infection were detected in in some provinces and cities in the South.

The rainy season is coming and it provides a favorable condition for mosquitoes to spread dengue fever and Zika.

In response to the situation, the Ministry of Health has asked the People's Committees of provinces and cities to focus on directing and mobilizing local agencies, forces and people to conduct preventive measures such as removing unused tires, bottles, vats… to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, covering rain water containers, and regularly replacing water vases.

It is necessary for all localities to ensure sufficient supplies of medicines, chemicals and equipment to carry out effectively prevent and control epidemics.

By Duy Tien