Deputy Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of District 4 Do Thi Truc Mai said that by end of June, the district recorded 220 dengue fever cases, increasing 100 percent over the same period last year.
Construction works and vacant land plots in the district are favorable breeding habitats for mosquitos.
Doctor Nguyen Huu Hung, Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Health informed that dengue fever in the city has tended to develop severely from mid-April, with 12 deaths. The city recorded D2 variant of dengue causing severe epidemic along with the current D1 variant. It is predicted that dengue fever tended to develop more complicatedly with more serious cases.
Amid the complicated development of the epidemic, the municipal Department of Health advised the city leaders to soon direct relevant agencies on implementing prevention and control measures.
Besides, there should be a cooperation between residents and functional agencies, the health sector on mosquito sprays to control outbreaks of mosquito-borne infectious disease.