On June 24, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that a quick report from the city’s 4 last-line hospitals for  dengue treatment  showed that hospital admissions were increasing.

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Up to now, Ho Chi Minh City has 626 cases of inpatient treatment with 82 cases of  severe Dengue hemorrhagic  fever, 50% of the severe patients are transferred to provincial hospitals due to over treatment capacity.

Specifically, Children’s Hospital 2 currently has 74 pediatric patients, including 8 cases of  severe dengue fever . At the City Children’s Hospital, there are 89 pediatric patients, 21 of whom are seriously ill, including 3 on ventilators. At Children’s Hospital 1, there are 90 pediatric patients with Dengue hemorrhagic fever, 8 severe cases, of which 2 are on ventilators.

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At Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, it is currently treating 373 cases of Dengue hemorrhagic fever (264 adults and 109 children), accounting for 56% of the hospital’s inpatients; There were 45 cases of severe Dengue hemorrhagic fever, of which 3 were mechanically ventilated and 1 were on dialysis.

According to data reported by the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC), in the last week, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 2,181 cases of dengue fever (including 1,182 inpatients and 999 outpatients), an increase of 38. .5% compared to the average of 4 weeks ago (1,575 cases), the number of inpatients increased by 25.9% and the number of outpatients increased by 57.1%.

The cumulative number of cases up to week 24 was 16,057 cases, an increase of 117.3%. The cumulative number of severe dengue cases up to week 24 is 274 cases, so the ratio of severe cases to the total number of dengue cases is 1.7%, an increase of more than 4 times compared to the same period in 2021 (it is 0. 4%).

In the week recorded 1 case of death due to dengue fever. The total number of dengue fever deaths so far is 9 cases. Including 2 cases in Binh Chanh, 3 cases in Cu Chi, 1 case in Binh Tan, 1 case in District 11, 1 case in Hoc Mon district and 1 case in Ho Chi Minh City. Thu Duc, an increase of 7 cases over the same period in 2021.

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that Dengue hemorrhagic fever has very diverse clinical manifestations from one person to another, can range from mild fever for a few days and then go away to very severe and possibly fatal. Most patients recover on their own. However, when the patient progresses to a severe form of Dengue hemorrhagic fever with complications, if not monitored and treated promptly, it will lead to death.

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Also according to the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, currently, dengue fever is gradually entering the peak of the epidemic season, the number of cases is continuously increasing. The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City recommends that private clinics and treatment lines absolutely comply with the guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and timely and safe referral for cases of Dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Dengue fever is a preventable disease. The best way to prevent disease is to kill mosquitoes, larvae and prevent mosquito bites. In order to effectively carry out the prevention of dengue epidemic, each person, each household, each agency, factory, school, etc. actively and seriously implements measures to prevent dengue fever. Dengue blood. The local epidemic prevention and control steering committees need to be more drastic in directing, inspecting and supervising propaganda and launching campaigns on environmental sanitation to prevent dengue fever.

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