Dengue fever claims two more lives in Ben Tre

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Two children in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre have died of dengue fever, increasing the mosquito-borne disease's death toll since last month to five, a local official said Monday.

 

All of them were children, said Nguyen Van Thang, vice director of the provincial Department of Health.

 

Ben Tre currently has 2,654 people with dengue fever, up 379 from last week, according to Ben Tre Center of Preventive Health.

 

Ba Tri District is hardest-hit with 1,070 patients and 20-25 people hospitalized a day with the fever, which is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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