The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the South-Central Province of Khanh Hoa said that from the beginning of the year until now, the locality has recorded more than 4,203 cases of dengue fever; worse, two children 6 years old and 14 years old died of the disease.
After two years fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Ho Chi Minh City has basically put it under control; however, it is now facing three serious medical issues of overlapping pandemic, lack of medication and medical equipment, shortage of medical human resources in the public sector.
Ho Chi Minh City and other Southern provinces of Vietnam these days have witnessed a worrying increase of dengue cases. However, citizens and even certain local authorities in many places are still careless, neglected, which could lead to an even more serious dengue outbreak in the upcoming time.
Today, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that the number of cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) and dengue fever continued to increase in the week from May 20 to May 26.
At the yesterday ceremony to congratulate acting Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long who has been appointed as health minister, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that in the upcoming time, the new health minister must direct to well control Covid-19 and other diseases including diphtheria, dengue and seasonal flu.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the People’s Committee in Hanoi launched a campaign to prevent measles, hand-foot-mouth (HFM) and dengue at Dich Vong Hau preschool yesterday with the participation of around 1,000 representatives from ministries, agencies and international organizations.
There were 45,600 cases of dengue nationwide in eight months and the disease killed 9 people, three of them are from the Mekong delta provinces of Ca Mau, An Giang and Tra Vinh, reported the health sector yesterday.
The Department of Clinical Management under the Ministry of Health today held a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to review dengue treatment task in the South to actively cope with the epidemic and decrease the death toll when outbreak can turn into an epidemic spread across the country
The Department of Health in the southern province of Binh Phuoc today announced hospitals in the province reported two deaths following dengue fever induced complications, one case higher than same period last year.