Local reports showed that by the end of June 12, Vietnam had recorded more than 52,200 cases of dengue fever, of which 29 died.
Dengue fever becomes an epidemic when there is an imbalance between the three factors
The number of dengue fever cases in our country is increasing day by day and has not tended to decrease. The Ministry of Health warned that now is the peak of the epidemic season, the number of cases has continuously increased in many provinces and cities in recent weeks, it is forecast that the number of cases in the coming time will continue to increase and may explode on a large scale. if not drastically implement epidemic prevention measures.
Local reports showed that by the end of June 12, more than 52,200 cases of dengue fever had been recorded, including 29 deaths. Experts predict that a dengue fever outbreak may occur in June and July 2022.
According to Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan- Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, dengue fever becomes an epidemic when there is an imbalance between three factors: firstly, the causative agent here is the dengue virus; the second is the vector i.e. the mosquito and the third is the receptor block, i.e. the human.
“For the vector that transmits the disease, the mosquito, we have to control water containers and miscellaneous items that cause larva and larvae to grow,” said Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan.
Drastic to prevent dengue fever outbreak, spreading
In the past time, in order to improve operational efficiency, to prevent the epidemic from spreading, spreading and prolonging, right from the end of April 2022, the Ministry of Health has sent a document to the Chairman of the People’s Committees of the provinces and cities on the strengthen the prevention of dengue fever.
Then, in the middle of May 2022, the Ministry of Health sent a telegram to the Chairman of the People’s Committees of the provinces and cities on strengthening the disease prevention and control in 2022, in which emphasis was placed on the dengue fever epidemic. foot and mouth disease and other infectious diseases.
At the end of May and the beginning of June, the Department of Preventive Medicine, the Ministry of Health sent two documents in a row to the Departments of Health of the provinces, cities and leading institutes proposing to strengthen the prevention of dengue fever.
For localities, the Department of Preventive Medicine suggested that the health sector of provinces and cities strongly implement a communication campaign to prevent dengue fever and activities to respond to the first ASEAN Dengue Prevention Day. 12 (June 15, 2022) with the theme “Repelling dengue fever”.
The Department of Preventive Medicine suggested that the leaders of the above institutes immediately set up working groups to directly inspect, urge and support localities, especially provinces, districts and hot regions to record the number of cases and deaths. deaths from dengue fever to focus on supporting technical expertise, chemicals, and materials for dengue fever prevention.
Analysis and assessment of the situation, causes of the increase in dengue fever and the risk of disease outbreaks in the provinces and cities in charge of the area. Timely report and actively advise the Ministry of Health on the direction of dengue epidemic prevention and control.
Instructing localities to closely monitor the patient’s situation in the area, ensuring early detection of patients for timely treatment, avoiding severe disease; organize thorough handling immediately upon detection of outbreaks and proactively spray insecticides to kill mosquitoes in high-risk areas under the guidance of the Ministry of Health; focus on communication before and during the implementation of the campaigns to kill larvae/larvae and the campaign of spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes so that people know and cooperate in implementation.
Directing, guiding and urging localities to strongly implement peak communication activities in June-July 2022 in response to the ASEAN Day of Dengue Prevention and Control, mobilizing people to turn upside down containers of standing water. Do not use, cover water containers to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and kill mosquitoes, larvae of larvae to prevent dengue fever…
At the same time, the Institutes must organize training on patient monitoring, insect control, chemical spraying techniques, larvae/larvae, outbreak handling, and communication skills for medical staff. room.
Along with that, in order to improve the effectiveness of dengue fever treatment, recently, in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health (Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Administration) coordinated with the City Children’s Hospital to organize a public training course. Treatment of dengue fever, hand, foot and mouth disease and post-COVID-19 for nearly 1,000 medical staff.
At that training session, leaders of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment suggested that hospitals re-arrange clinics and re-examine Dengue fever cases at time frames suitable to the actual situation at the hospital. creating favorable conditions for patients with dengue fever and other patients;
Hospitals need to strengthen monitoring of dengue fever patients who are inpatients at medical examination and treatment facilities during holidays and weekends to detect and promptly treat dengue cases. Dengue got worse.
At the same time, record complete and detailed medical records, strengthen, consolidate and maintain the activities of the “Dengue Treatment Team” and the “Dengue Dengue Fever Prevention and Control Hotline” at the following locations: medical examination and treatment unit so that they can regularly consult, exchange information about expertise, request support when necessary…
In the official dispatch issued on April 27, the Ministry of Health said that from the beginning of the year to that time, the whole country recorded more than 14,700 cases of dengue fever, of which 6 died. The number of dengue fever cases is forecasted to increase in the near future because during the epidemic season, provinces and cities develop prevention plans… And as expected, by June 12, cases have increased more than 52,000 with 29 deaths.
Thus, it can be seen that, within nearly 1.5 months, the number of dengue fever cases has increased rapidly, 3 times and the number of deaths has increased by 23 cases.
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