The number of severe dengue cases in Ho Chi Minh City increased by 5 times

Nguyen Hong Tam, Deputy Director of HCDC said that as of 12 noon on May 12, the city had 7,129 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 10.77% over the same period last year. Of which, the number of severe cases was 158, an increase of more than 5 times over the same period.

Currently, the city has recorded 6 deaths, an increase of 200%. Mr. Tam emphasized, this is a very alarming epidemic. The health sector is closely monitoring the prevention work, regularly organizing inspection and urging delegations.

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Unscheduled inspection of dengue fever prevention at construction sites.

According to Mr. Nguyen Hong Tam, there is no dengue fever vaccines prevention and specific medicine, not like disease COVID-19 There is a vaccine and there is a drug called Molnupiravir, so the most important activity is still prevention.

The city is at the peak of the rainy season, it is necessary to prevent water stagnation, remove places and items that can create conditions for mosquitoes to lay eggs. People should note that if symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and pains have no cause, or skin bleeding, they should soon go to a medical facility for examination and treatment.

Leaders of HCDC also added that as of noon on May 12, Ho Chi Minh City had 1,283 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. Calculating by number of cases, the week increased by 4 times compared to the average of previous weeks, but compared with the same period last year, it is still low, down 85%. There are currently 2 severe cases and no deaths. However, the city is not negligent, continuing to closely monitor to limit and prevent outbreaks.

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