Vietnam: Although the temperature in the North is decreasing, it is not enough to limit the activity of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever


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Vietnamese health officials reported an additional 10,000 cases of dengue in the past week, bringing the cumulative total across the country to 335,333.

To date, the country has recorded 123 deaths due to dengue fever. Compared to the same period in 2021, the number of cases increased by 4.9 times, and the number of deaths increased by 98 cases.

In Hanoi over the past week, the number of dengue fever cases in Hanoi continued to increase reaching 1442 cases (up 0.5% compared to the previous week). The patients were enrolled in 30 regions, towns and cities; In which there are some areas with a high number of cases such as: Hoang Mai (187 cases), Phu Xuyen (141 cases), Ha Dong (131 cases), Dong Da (104 cases).

Accumulated from the beginning of 2022 to date, Hanoi has recorded 16,314 cases of dengue (4.9 times more than the same period in 2021), including 18 deaths.

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Health experts said that in recent days, Hanoi welcomed the first cold snap of winter, so people think that mosquitoes will not work when it is cold, so they should ignore killing larvae and preventing mosquitoes. Although the temperature is lower in the north, it is not enough to reduce the activity of mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh City Disease Control Center (HCDC) said that last week, the city recorded 1,169 cases of dengue fever, a decrease of 24.8% compared to the average of 4 weeks ago. And the The number of inpatients. 26.4%, and outpatient clinics 23.1%.

From the beginning of the year to date, Ho Chi Minh City has reported 76,239 cases of the disease, an increase of nearly 7 times compared to the same period in 2021. Among them, the number of severe dengue cases is 1,838, and this is the ratio of severe cases to the total number of cases up to a week. 48 is 2.41%, up 3.2% from the same period in 2021.

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According to HCDC, at present, although the case of dengue tends to decline, but with irregular rainy weather, we still need to be very careful of the disease. Continue to take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites on a weekly basis at work and residence.

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