Vietnam records an additional 11,000 dengue fever cases in past week


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in Dengue fever follow up In 2022 in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health recorded more than 11,000 new cases in the past week nationwide, bringing the cumulative total to 258,480.

Compared to the same period in 2021 (54,219), Vietnam saw an increase in the number of cases by 4.8 times.

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Two additional deaths were reported, bringing the total to 102 so far.

The southern, central and central highlands regions continued to record high numbers of injuries and deaths. And the northern region recorded an increase in the number of injuries and deaths.

In Hanoi:

According to a report by the Hanoi CDC, in the past week, there were 1,034 more dengue cases in 30 provinces and towns.

From the beginning of 2022 to date, Hanoi has recorded 6,779 cases of dengue (3.2 times higher than the same period in 2021), including 5 deaths. In addition, over the past week, 48 new outbreaks of dengue fever were recorded in 19 regions.

In Ho Chi Minh City:

From the beginning of the year to October 9, the city recorded 64,461 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 627.6% over the same period in 2021. The city recorded 26 deaths.

Although the dengue case in the region is showing signs of decreasing, the number of severe cases hospitalized still shows no sign of decreasing.

Experts warn that many parents are concerned about sending their children to the hospital, delaying hospitalization, easily exacerbating the risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever, causing many complications, even life-threatening.

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The health effects of dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and light bleeding.

Dengue fever can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue fever is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.

In severe cases, health effects can include haemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (dangerously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.

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