Hanoi records dramatic increases in chickenpox, dengue fever
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The CDC in Hanoi reported this week that the number of cases of chickenpox and dengue fever in the city is increasing.
Compared to the same period in 2022, the number of chickenpox cases registered in Hanoi in early 2023 increased sharply. Specifically, last week Hanoi also recorded 86 cases of chickenpox (an increase of 16 cases compared to the previous week).
From the beginning of 2023 to date, the city has had 634 cases of chickenpox (while in the same period in 2022, there were only 6). The number of cases was high in preschool (37.5%) and primary school (36.5%). The patients are distributed in 17/30 provinces, led by Chuong My with 241 cases, followed by Me Linh with 96 cases, Ba Vi (83 cases), Nam Tu Liem (58 cases), My Duc (51 cases).
In addition to chickenpox, the number of dengue cases in Hanoi is also increasing.
Last week, 17 cases of dengue fever were recorded (an increase of 9 cases compared to the previous week). Thus, accumulated from the beginning of 2023 to date, Hanoi has recorded 189 cases of dengue fever (an increase of almost 19 times compared to the same period in 2022). distribution of patients in 26/30 districts and towns; 120/579 communes, wards and towns.
The number of dengue cases increased in Hanoi in the early months of this year, in line with the country’s trend. From the beginning of 2023 to March 17, the whole country has recorded 20,537 cases of dengue (2.1 times more than the same period in 2022), including 3 deaths.