2,800 People Infected with Dengue Fever Nationwide


More than 2,800 people across the country have been infected with dengue fever beginning since January this year with nine patients dead, Laophattana newspaper reported yesterday.The Ministry of Health said last week that most of the dengue fever victims were reported in southern Champassak province which reached more than 1,090 cases, leaving seven people dead.

This was followed by Borikhamxay province that registered 400 cases with one dead. Saravan province recorded 130 cases with one also dead.
More than 300 patients were found in Khammuan province, while Vientiane registered more than 260 cases, 220 cases were reported in Savannakhet province, 96 cases in Xekong province, 85 cases in Luang Prabang province, 83 cases in Attapeu province, 65 cases in Oudomxay province, 47 cases in Vientiane province, 22 cases in Luang Namtha province, and 13 cases in Xayaboury province.

Source: Vientiane Times