VIENTIANE, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Laos newly recorded seven more cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 163, according to a report from the Lao Ministry of Health.
The latest data from the Center of Information and Education for Health under the Ministry of Health showed that dengue fever cases in Laos have reached 163 since January.
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