Ba Ria – Vung Tau: In the rainy season, the number of dengue fever cases with severe symptoms increases
On May 17, according to the Center for Disease Control of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, from the beginning of 2022 until now, the whole province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau has recorded more than 140 dengue fever (DHF) outbreaks.
In which, Vung Tau city has 68 outbreaks; Chau Duc district 52 outbreaks, Phu My town 26 outbreaks. Con Dao district has not recorded any outbreak. Particularly, Long Son commune (Vung Tau city) is a locality with 10 outbreaks with the number of haemorrhagic fever cases up to 193 cases, a rapid increase and about 35 times higher than the same period in 2021. Worth mentioning, many cases of dengue fever worsened with home treatment and the number of dengue hospital admissions also increased.
The cause of the high dengue cases is migration fluctuations when many workers come to live and work; The rainy season comes earlier than every year and comes to an outbreak cycle over time about every 4 years.
In order to limit the spread of dengue, the Center for Disease Control of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province recommends that people need to kill larvae, kill mosquitoes, and clean living places. Seal containers of domestic water to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs, drop fish into jars, pans, water tanks, and rock formations for fish to eat. Change the water and clean the inside of small and medium water containers. At the same time, clean up, turn over waste objects, other items that can contain rainwater such as coconut shells, broken plastic cans, broken jars, old car tires, etc. so that mosquitoes do not have the opportunity to multiply. .
Doctor Doan Van Bi, Director of Health Center of Dat Do district (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) said that the locality has launched a campaign to kill larvae in all communes and towns in the district. The heads and deputy heads of the executive committees of the hamlets and quarters; The team leader, the deputy head of the residential group, the hamlet health worker, etc. will divide into groups of 2-5 people to each household to distribute propaganda leaflets, check the water containers if there are larvae, then wash them. wash tools.
At the same time, guide and mobilize households to regularly collect waste, clean the environment around the house, clear the drains to prevent water stagnation, cover the jars and water tanks. The purpose is for people to join hands with the government to prevent dengue fever to limit the spread and outbreak.
Doctor Le Thi Thu Trang, Head of Pediatrics Department (Vung Tau Hospital) said that over the past time, the department has continuously received many pediatric patients with dengue fever. There are many children who do not receive early treatment, so when they are hospitalized, the disease is already severe, making treatment more difficult.
Many patients, due to waiting too long, the disease worsened, before coming to the hospital, they encountered complications such as heart failure, kidney failure, cerebral hemorrhage, pleural effusion, coma, etc. This is very dangerous for the patient.
Therefore, Doctor Trang recommends that when detecting a child or an adult with unusual signs of health such as constant fever, fatigue, lethargy, etc., the patient should go to medical facilities for examination and treatment. testing, diagnosis, and treatment to prevent the disease from getting worse.
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