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Many mosquitoes about at the moment?

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Many mosquitoes about at the moment?

And is likely to get any worse in the next 3 weeks?

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Vietnams news (VNS) is reporting as follows:

Dengue fever on the rise in central, southern provinces

(26-06-2009)

HCM CITY — The number of dengue patients has increased sharply in central southern provinces, according to local health authorities.

By Wednesday, more than 1,000 cases of dengue fever had been confirmed in Phu Yen Province, two of which were fatal. The province was reported to be the dengue "hotspot" for the central region.

In central Khanh Hoa province, more than 850 people have been hospitalised for the mosquito-born disease so far this year.

Meanwhile in central Ninh Thuan province, the disease hit 40 out of 63 wards with a total of 300 patients.

Since the middle of this month, the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute has supervised dengue patients in Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Binh Dinh provinces, and asked local health authorities to spray chemicals to destroy the mosquito larva.

According to the latest statistics of the Preventive Medicine and Environment Department, so far the country had nearly 23,000 dengue cases, of whom 22 died.

The number of patients increased by 40 per cent and the number of fatalities increased by 27 per cent compared with the same period last year, said director of the department Nguyen Huy Nga.

To prevent dengue fever, the Ministry of Health had asked provincial authorities to sterilise the infected areas, hold talks about the disease and help local residents clear bushes and sewers to prevent mosquitoes, said Nga.

Dengue fever had been included again this year in the national target programme, and a budget of VND70 billion (US$3.9 million) was set aside for prevention and control. Nga said about VND30 billion had already been disbursed to provinces and cities nationwide.

The remaining VND40 billion wwould be used for preventative measures, including spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes, increasing public awareness about prevention and control of the disease, and cleaning up the environment, he said. — VNS

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2. Re: Many mosquitoes about at the moment?

We are just back from Hoi An as well and not many around at all

3. Re: Many mosquitoes about at the moment?

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