Ha Nam province

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The Ha Nam Province People’s Committee declared a state of emergency on Thursday, August 3, to deal with a growing outbreak of dengue fever, spread by infected mosquitoes, with 100 cases confirmed year-to-date, according to local media.

New cases of dengue infection are now being reported at more than 10 cases per day, making it one of the largest outbreaks in the history of the province, said committee spokespersons.

As a result of the order, people in the northern Red River Delta province will be instructed to clean up areas that are known to be breeding spots for mosquitos such as debris piles and remove it to landfills.


Nearly 9,000 cases of dengue fever have now been reported in Hanoi since the beginning of the year, with 2,300 reported from July 24 to 30 alone, state media said.

From the beginning of this year through July, there was a 23 percent increase in cases in the city over the number reported during the same period last year, while 46 percent more cases were reported in July than in June, the city’s health department said on August 2.

According to the World Health Organization, as of 18 June 2017, there were 45,074 cases of dengue reported in Viet Nam including thirteen deaths. Compared to the same period in 2016 (40,511 cases including 12 deaths), the cumulative number of cases increased by 11.3%.

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