VIENTIANE, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Laos newly recorded eight more cases of dengue fever, according to the Lao Ministry of Health.
The latest data from the ministry's Center of Information and Education for Health showed that the highest number of 24 dengue cases were reported in the Lao capital Vientiane.
A total of 15 cases were recorded in Attapeu province, and 10 cases in Luang Prabang province.
The health ministry urged people countrywide to remain vigilant and help control the spread of dengue fever as infections continue to rise.
According to the World Health Organization, dengue is one of the fastest emerging infections with Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Singapore also seeing high incidence. The number of cases in the Western Pacific Region has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Enditem