From the beginning of the year through June 24, Vietnam had recorded about 77,000 cases of dengue fever. This number increased by more than 10,000 cases compared to the previous week. There have been 30 deaths from dengue fever.
Currently this is the peak of the dengue epidemic season, the number of cases has continuously increased in many provinces and cities in recent weeks, mainly in the Southern region and some provinces and cities in the central region.
The Ministry of Health predicts that the number of dengue fever cases will continue to increase in the coming time and may explode on a large scale if it does not take drastic measures to prevent and control the disease.
Experts also said that this year, the number of severe dengue cases increased rapidly, much higher than the same period two years ago. More children died from dengue fever than adults, while in previous years more adults died.
According to the Ministry of Health, when suffering from dengue fever and self-treating at home, patients should not take acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), mefenemic acid (ponstan), ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) or steroid drugs. If you have taken this medicine, the patient needs to see a doctor for an examination. The patient does not need to take antibiotics.
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