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According to the latest information from the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC), from the beginning of the year to September 25, the city recorded 61,618 cases of dengue fever , an increase of 589.9% over the same period in 2021 (8,641 cases).

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Ho Chi Minh City has had 25 deaths due to dengue fever–“In 10 consecutive years, there has never been a year with 25 deaths like this, the epidemic has not shown signs of going down, and the risk is increasing,” said the Director of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City.

Information from the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that the number of severe cases of dengue fever this year has increased more than 7 times over the same period.

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Experts predict that the number of cases and deaths from dengue may continue to increase due to the peak of the annual epidemic (from July to November).

Nationally, Vietnam health authorities report 224,771 total dengue fever cases, including 92 deaths across the country since the beginning of the year.

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