Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Highlands province of Lam Dong Dr. Nguyen Huu Phuc yesterday confirmed the first death from dengue fever.
9 month old toddler in Loc Son Commune in Bao Loc Town suffered the high fever, hence, he was taken to a private clinic of a local doctor. He was diagnosed to have fever due to virus and injected a drug.
Then the doctor told his parents to take him home and keep an eye on his condition. However, he still had fever after five days; hence, he was rushed to the province’s General Hospital yet he could not survive.
The province’s Department of Preventive Medicine said that the province has reported 1,286 cases of dengue infection from the beginning of September, a rise of nearly 400 cases compared to last month. Districts with high figure of infection cases include Bao Loc Town, districts Di Linh, Bao Lam, Duc Trong, and Lam Ha.