By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Vietnam health authorities recorded more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever across the country in the past week, including two additional deaths.
Since the beginning of 2022, Vietnam has reported 292,439 cumulative cases of dengue fever and 112 deaths.
Compared to the same period in 2021 (56,240 cases/21 deaths), the number of dengue cases increased 4.8 times, the number of deaths increased by 91 cases.
In Hanoi, from the beginning of the year to November 4, the whole city recorded 10,716 cases, 12 deaths; the number of cases increased 3.5 times over the same period in 2021.
The number of cases has increased sharply in recent weeks. At the beginning of September 2022, the number of cases was in the range of 500-700 cases/week, by the end of October 2022, 1,200-1,400 cases/week were recorded.
According to statistics of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control, the number of dengue fever cases in 2022 has surpassed the epidemic warning threshold, the epidemic situation is complicated.
Faced with the increasing development of the dengue fever epidemic, the Chairman of the City People’s Committee of Hanoi has signed and promulgated a Directive on strengthening measures to prevent and control dengue fever in the area.
The directive emphasizes the need to be proactive, drastic, and focus on handling outbreaks so as not to spread and prolong; Thoroughly and effectively prevent and control dengue fever, in fact, prevent and reverse the dengue epidemic in the city, minimizing the number of cases and the death of patients.
Facing the complicated development of the dengue fever epidemic, the Director of the Hanoi Department of Health recommended the following:
- Cover all water containers to prevent mosquitoes from entering and laying eggs.
- Sleep under mosquito nets, wear long clothes to prevent mosquito bites even during the day.
- Actively coordinate with the health sector in chemical spraying for epidemic prevention and control.
- When you have a fever, immediately go to a medical facility for examination and treatment advice. Do not self-treat at home.