Vietnamese health authorities reported an additional 10,000-plus dengue fever cases in the past week, bringing the country total since the beginning of the year to 325,604.
Compared with the same period in 2021 (66,002/25), the number of cases increased by 4.9 times, the number of deaths increased by 97 cases.
According to the Ministry of Health, despite the drastic intervention in recent months the number of dengue fever cases has continued to increase nationwide, especially in the North and the Central region, in which the localities that have recorded a continuous increase in the number of cases in recent weeks are Hanoi, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, and Binh Thuan.
Due to the cyclical nature of the dengue epidemic, the current weather conditions are favorable for the development of mosquito larvae, the development of disease-transmitting mosquitoes, the rapid urbanization rate, and the increase in the exchange and travel of people after the COVID-19 epidemic. In addition, people’s awareness in proactive disease prevention is not high, through inspection and supervision, many nests of larvae and larvae are still detected in households and residential areas.
The Ministry of Health also forecast that in the coming time, the situation of dengue fever will continue to develop complicatedly and tend to increase. The Ministry of Health suggested that the provinces and cities pay attention to focus on directing and mobilizing socio-political departments, agencies and organizations to coordinate with the health sector to immediately deploy a campaign to kill larvae/larvae, inspect , monitor tanks, water containers, items, waste, breeding places of mosquitoes to conduct forms of killing larva.
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