Vietnam: Dengue cases top 350,000, 50 leprosy cases reported in 2022
news desk Laugh
According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, the whole country has recorded 7,350 cases of dengue fever, and one death in Lam Dong over the past week.
Compared to the previous week, the number of cases decreased by 24%. The number of hospitalizations reached 6048 cases.
Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has seen 354,282 cases and 133 deaths from dengue fever. Compared to the same period in 2021 (70,383/26), the number of cases has increased by 5 times, and the number of deaths has increased by 107.
According to experts, the recent cold weather is unfavorable for mosquitoes to spread the disease, and it is expected that the number of dengue cases will gradually decrease in the near future.
However, epidemiologists continue to warn people not to be on guard against dengue fever despite the cold weather, they need to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health in prevention and control of dengue fever.
People with sudden symptoms of high fever, headache, and body aches, especially those with epidemic agents returning from epidemic areas, need to go to a medical facility for dengue testing and diagnosis. In time, avoid complications of dengue.
assistant. The rate of detection of new leprosy patients has steadily decreased over the years, but this is still a potentially transmissible infectious disease, said Prof. Dr Le Hou Duanh – Director of the Central Hospital of Dermatology. In 2022, the whole country has detected 50 new cases of this disease.
Leprosy is a contagious disease with a long incubation period that can range from 5 to 10 years after exposure to an infectious source.
The main source of leprosy transmission is inhalation and skin-to-skin contact.
When leprosy is detected, right from the first dose of treatment, the source of the disease can be cut off. It is possible to control the spread of the disease.
Therefore, early diagnosis and detection of new leprosy cases is very important. Some typical signs of leprosy such as: skin lesions change color (white, dark, pink …) or red spots, skin tumors accompanied by disturbance / decreased loss / feeling (hot, cold, etc.), pain, touch), the lesion is often The surface is dry and shiny. Numbness and loss of sensation in the hands and feet.
“Early detection of patients with leprosy and prompt treatment will nearly cut off the source of the infection,” Assok said. Prof. Dr. Lee Huo Duanh.
Vietnam has met WHO criteria for excluding leprosy since 1995 with a prevalence of 0.9 per 10,000 population. The United Nations General Assembly has also set an example for Vietnam as a leader in the Pacific region in the field of leprosy prevention.