Severe form of dengue fever surfaces in Vientiane

Health authorities say Laos still faces challenges in preventing dengue fever this year, especially with the emergence of dengue hemorrhagic fever. Meanwhile, the number of dengue fever infections in Vientiane overall has increased at a higher rate than in other parts of the country.

Head of the Epidemiology Division under the Vientiane Health Department, DrChanthalaySayavong, told Vientiane Times recently that health authorities are particularly concerned about dengue hemorrhagic fever after the first death from this form of dengue was recorded in the capital.  

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