Vietnam dengue total tops 325,000 in 2022


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Vietnamese health authorities reported more than 10,000 cases of dengue in the past week, bringing the total number of dengue cases in the country since the beginning of the year to 325,604.

The death toll from dengue rose to 122.

Compared to the same period in 2021 (66002/25), the number of cases increased by 4.9 times, and the number of deaths increased by 97.

According to the Ministry of Health, despite the radical intervention in recent months, the number of dengue fever cases continued to rise nationwide, especially in the north and central regions, where gatherings recorded a continuous rise in the number of cases. In recent weeks Hanoi, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, and Binh Thuan.

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Due to the cyclical nature of the dengue epidemic, the current weather conditions are favorable for the development of mosquito larvae, the evolution of disease-carrying mosquitoes, the rapid rate of urbanization, and the increase in exchange and travel of people after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, people’s awareness of proactive disease prevention is not high. Through inspection and supervision, many nests of larvae and larvae are still found in homes and residential areas.

The Ministry of Health also predicted that in the near future, the case of dengue fever will continue to develop in complexity and tend to increase. The Ministry of Health suggested that governorates and cities pay attention to focus on directing and mobilizing departments, bodies, and social and political organizations to coordinate with the health sector to deploy an immediate campaign to kill larvae / larvae, and inspect and monitor reservoirs and water tanks. , materials, waste, mosquito breeding grounds to carry out forms of killing larvae.

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