The city began a campaign to spray chemicals in all areas with outbreaks in August, which runs until December. The local health sector has also launched communication campaigns to raise public awareness of dengue fever prevention.
In the first nine months of 2017, dengue fever cases in Can Tho rose 66% year-on-year while in September alone, the figure jumped 101%.
The disease was reported in all nine districts of Can Tho, with the number of dengue cases in Thot Not district in January-September surging 146.8% year-on-year.
Can Tho Pediatrics Hospital recorded about 4,000 cases of dengue fever during January – August period.
The number of dengue fever cases has been rising due to the seasonal variation and frequent rains, which help infected mosquitoes spread.