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Dengue fever, hand, foot and mouth disease in Ho Chi Minh City continues to increase

On June 6, according to the report of 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. dengue (DHF), an increase of 66.5% over the same period in 2021 (7,039 cases).

In which, there were 209 cases of severe dengue, an increase of more than 7 times compared to the same period in 2021 (28 cases). Particularly in week 22 (from May 27 to June 2), the city had 1,504 dengue cases, an increase of 329 cases (28%) compared to the average of 4 weeks ago. In week 22, there were no additional deaths due to dengue. Thus, from the beginning of the year until now, the city has 7 cases of dengue fever. The number of dengue cases continued to increase in most districts, Thu Duc city (except District 10). Wards and communes with a higher number of dengue cases compared to the average of 4 weeks ago are Ward 5 (District 8), Tan Thoi Nhat Ward (District 12), Phuoc Vinh An Commune (Cu Chi District).

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In week 22, the whole city also recorded 111 dengue outbreak newly arisen in 79 wards and communes of 20/22 districts, Thu Duc city; decreased 10 new outbreaks compared to week 21. The total number of outbreaks treated with chemical spray in the week was 223 and there were 5 wards and communes dealing with large-scale outbreaks.

Meanwhile, in the first 5 months of 2022, the city recorded 4,768 cases HFMD (TCM). In the 22nd week alone, the city recorded an additional 977 cases of TCM, an increase of 159 cases (19.5%) compared to the average of the previous 4 weeks. The number of HFMD cases continues to increase in most districts, Thu Duc city (except Go Vap and Hoc Mon districts). Wards and communes with a higher number of TCM cases compared to the average 4 weeks ago are Ward 12 (Tan Binh District), Hiep Binh Phuoc Ward (Thu Duc City), Vinh Loc A Commune (Binh Chanh District). . In week 22, the whole city recorded 21 new TCM outbreaks in 8 districts; increased compared to week 21 (20 outbreaks). The cumulative number of outbreaks by week 22, 2022 is 47; all handled in a timely manner.

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