Dengue cases in Laos surpass 30,000-Xinhua

Dengue cases in Laos surpass 30,000

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-11-08 18:54:45

VIENTIANE, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of 30,029 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in Laos since January 2022, according to the Lao Ministry of Health.

A report issued by the Center of Information and Education for Health under the Lao Ministry of Health on Tuesday said the country reported 43 new cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 30,029 with 22 deaths recorded.

The highest number of dengue patients was reported in the Lao capital Vientiane at 14,788, while 4,356 cases were detected in Luang Namtha province, and 1,571 cases were recorded in Attapeu province.

The Lao Ministry of Health suggested five simple measures as the most effective method of dengue control, which are being practiced by households across the region.

These measures consist of closing and sealing all unused containers, flushing out all water vessels, placing small guppy fish in water jars as they eat mosquito larvae, cleaning areas around homes, and remembering to do these four tasks each week.