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First death from dengue fever confirmed in Dong Nai

First death from dengue fever was reported in Southern province of Dong Nai where more than 9,200 cases of the disease have been recorded since January.

A medical worker sprays chemical to kill mosquiots and its larva (Photo: SGGP)

A medical worker sprays chemical to kill mosquiots and its larva (Photo: SGGP)

Director of the provincial Department of Health Phan Huy Anh Vu yesterday confirmed the dengue fever-related death of a 36-year-old woman in Dong Hoa Commune of Trang Bom District.
The woman was taken to the local General Hospital in critical condition. Despite physicians’ efforts to save her, she succumbed to the disease yesterday because of fast development including bleeding in heart and lung within several hours.
By the province health sector’s statistic, from the beginning of the year, there has been over 9,200 cases of dengue fever, tripling the same period last year.

By TIEN MINH - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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