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According to the Ministry of Health, in the first two months of 2023, the number of dengue fever cases nationwide increased 2.3 times over the same period in 2022, especially in some provinces in the South and Central regions.


In the face of the increase in dengue cases, the Ministry of Health has sent an official dispatch to the People’s Committees of provinces and cities, proposing to actively and proactively prevent dengue fever.

In the official dispatch signed by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong, said that in recent years, with the drastic participation of Party committees, authorities at all levels, departments from central to local, public Dengue fever prevention has achieved encouraging results. However, in the first 2 months of 2023, the number of dengue fever cases nationwide increased 2.3 times compared to the same period in 2022, especially in some provinces in the South and Central regions.

In order to actively implement measures to prevent and control dengue fever before the peak months of 2023, the Ministry of Health proposed that the People’s Committees of provinces and cities pay attention to direct a number of contents, specifically:

Actively communicating dengue fever prevention and control before and during the epidemic season; direct the Department of Information and Communications, mass media agencies to coordinate with the Department of Health in strengthening communication on dengue epidemic prevention; promote the role of the authorities, departments, sectors, mass organizations and people to actively participate in the prevention and control of dengue fever. Organize and implement a series of activities to respond to the ASEAN Day of Dengue Prevention and Control in the area.

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Assign specific responsibilities to authorities at all levels in directing and mobilizing socio-political departments, agencies and organizations to coordinate with the health sector in implementing campaigns on environmental sanitation and killing larvae/larva. All households in the epidemic and at-risk areas must be inspected and monitored for tanks, water containers, items, waste, and breeding places for mosquitoes to take measures to treat them. .

The Ministry of Health also requested localities to direct the preventive health system to closely monitor the epidemic situation in their localities to early detect and promptly and thoroughly handle the local dengue outbreak. under the guidance of the Ministry of Health;

Directing medical examination and treatment establishments to ensure adequate drugs, equipment and treatment machinery; well organize the collection and treatment of patients, avoid the situation that patients are not consulted, given emergency treatment, treatment and referral in a timely manner, and at the same time have a plan for treatment division and support at lower levels.

Direct the Department of Finance to base on the plan for prevention and control of dengue fever in 2023 and submit it to the People’s Committees of provinces and cities for funding from local sources to proactively implement measures to prevent dengue fever before the epidemic season.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health also suggested localities to organize inspection, supervision and directing work on dengue fever prevention and control in hot spots and areas at risk of epidemic outbreaks. below in the work of epidemic prevention and control.

The Ministry of Health requests the People’s Committees of provinces and cities to pay attention to direct and report the results to the Ministry of Health (Department of Preventive Medicine) to summarize and report to the Government.

According to the statistics of the dengue epidemic situation of the Ministry of Health, from the beginning of 2022 to the end of the year, the whole country recorded 361,813 cases of dengue fever and 133 deaths.

Epidemiologists believe that due to the cyclical nature of the dengue epidemic, the current weather conditions are favorable for the development of mosquito larvae, disease-transmitting mosquitoes, rapid urbanization and increased exchange and travel. In addition, people’s awareness in proactive disease prevention is not high, through inspection and supervision, many larvae and larvae are still detected in households and residential areas. . These are the reasons why dengue cases in 2022 will skyrocket compared to 2021.