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In 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Health reported a total of 361,813 cases of dengue fever, including 133 deaths.

The number of cases increased by 5 times and the number of deaths increased by 107 cases compared to 2021.

The number of new cases in the last weeks of 2022 all decreased because the cold weather was not favorable for mosquitoes to spread the disease.

The number of dengue fever cases across the country has dropped sharply compared to the previous weeks of October-November and early December  when the number of cases were usually over 10,000 cases/week, with peak periods close to 12,000 cases/week.

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 skyrocketed compared to 2021.

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The Ministry of Health suggested that provinces and cities continue to focus on directing and mobilizing socio-political departments and organizations to coordinate with the health sector to immediately deploy the campaign to kill larvae/larva. inspect and monitor tanks, water containers, items, waste, breeding places of mosquitoes to conduct forms of killing larva.