Ho Chi Minh City: 111 more dengue fever outbreaks, 21 hand foot mouth outbreaks
In the past week, Ho Chi Minh City recorded more than 1500 cases of dengue fever, nearly 1,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, a sharp increase compared to the average of the previous 4 weeks.
The number of severe dengue cases increased 7 times over the same period in 2021, adding 111 outbreaks
According to the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC), in the first 5 months of 2022, the city recorded 11,722 cases of the disease. dengueup 66.5% over the same period in 2021.
The number of severe dengue fever cases is 209 cases, increase more than 7 times over the same period in 2021. In week 22 (from May 27, 2022 to June 2, 2022), the city had 1,504 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 329 cases (28%) compared to the average of 4 weeks ago. Dengue fever cases increased in both inpatient and outpatient hospital admissions.
In week 22, the whole city recorded 111 new outbreaks of dengue fever in 79 wards and communes of 20 districts, Thu Duc city.
An increase of 159 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, 21 more outbreaks
In the first 5 months of 2022, the city recorded 4,768 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. In week 22, the city recorded an additional 977 cases Hand, foot and mouth, an increase of 159 cases compared to the average of the previous 4 weeks. In which, the number of cases increased in outpatients and decreased in inpatient hospitalizations.
In week 22, the whole city recorded 21 new outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease, an increase compared to week 21.
Children treated for dengue fever at City Children’s Hospital (HCMC)
Proactively prevent disease in the context that HCMC is in the rainy season
According to HCDC, now HCMC has entered rainy season, the peak season of dengue fever. Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of dengue fever outbreak, each citizen, family, agency and office should take measures together. epidemic prevention.
The rainy season is the time when Dengue fever breaks out
Spend 10 – 15 minutes a week to clean up the place you work, live, from inside to around the house, don’t let stagnant water give rise to mosquitoes and mosquitoes such as: overturning old unused buckets, jars and bottles arrive; clean and change the water in flowerpots and offerings at least once a week, clean eaves, roofs, gutters, etc.
Cover the jars, lakes, and drums with water when not in use to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and generating larvae and mosquitoes. For places where water is not used for drinking, activities can release fish to kill larvae.
Use sprays, incense, mosquito repellant creams, wear long-sleeved clothes, sleep under a mosquito net even during the day to avoid mosquito bites.
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