VIENTIANE, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 41 new confirmed cases of dengue fever and one more death from the disease.
Six people have died and 2,190 others have been infected with the dengue virus across the country since December 2019, the Center of Information and Education for Health under the Lao Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.
The six deaths include two in Lao capital Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay and one each in Khammuan and Xayaboury provinces, according to the report.
The highest number of dengue patients were reported in Lao capital Vientiane which stands at 479, 304 cases in Vientiane province, and 229 cases in Attapeu province.
Lao health authorities urged people to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever.
According to the World Health Organization, dengue fever is one of the fastest emerging infections and is currently the most rapidly spreading viral disease known. The number of cases in the Western Pacific Region has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Enditem