Health officials in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City) have reported a dramatic increase in dengue fever during the first quarter of 2016.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

More than 6100 dengue cases have been recorded through March, up 88 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

In addition, an outbreak of Zika virus, that was earlier this month, was declared over on Thursday.

Authorities say after 23 days of inspections, HCM City detected no new cases.

Both dengue and Zika viruses are transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.