Through the first seven months of the year, Vietnam has seen 80,555 dengue fever cases, an increase of 33.5 percent compared the same period in 2016.
Health officials also reported five additional dengue-related fatalities, bringing the total to 22.
Majority of cases were reported from the South (59 percent). A sharp increase in the number of reported cases has been observed in the North (almost 25 times compared to same period last year) especially from Ha Noi with more than 15,000 cases.
In Hanoi, the outbreak has struck 12 districts, including Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Cau Giay, Thanh Tri, Ba Dinh, Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Oai, Bac Tu Liem and Hoai Duc.
In Ho Chi Minh City, Center for Preventive Medicine said that in the last seven weeks, dengue fever has shown signs of slowing down.
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