VOV.VN - Bouts of dengue fever broke out in many localities across the Central province of Quang Nam with more than 2,480 cases being reported throughout 148 communes, wards and towns in the province so far.
The number of dengue fever cases in Ho Chi Minh City shot up by 125 percent in October compared to a year earlier and could rise further this month, the peak season, the Preventive Health Centre has warned.
Health experts have urged parents to have their babies fully vaccinated in order to create a barrier of immunisation for the whole community as several infectious diseases are raging across the country.
Dengue fever in Hanoi has dropped since last month, down 95.8% against the same period last year, but the risk of contracting the disease is still high, warned Dr Nguyen Nhat Cam, Director of the city’s Disease Control Centre.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City to detect, classify and isolate patients with measles, dengue fever or hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease to avoid cross-contamination.
Hanoi has reported 955 cases of dengue fever in 261 communes, wards and towns across its 30 districts from the outset of the year, a year-on-year decrease of 96.8%.
VOV.VN - A woman has died from dengue fever in Tam Hiep ward, Bien Hoa City, southern Dong Nai province, the second such fatality in the province this year, said Bach Thai Binh, director of the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre on September 8.
Residents in the central city of Da Nang should intensify measures against dengue fever as the rainy season has started, encouraging mosquito populations to grow, said a local doctor.
The Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine on August 1 warned citizens to apply drastic measures to prevent dengue fever spreading, after a person reportedly died of the disease in Ho Chi Minh recently.
Ho Chi Minh City reported a year-on-year decrease of 36% in the number of dengue fever cases in the first seven months of 2018, however recently recording its first death caused by the disease this year.
VOV.VN - Although there has been a 36% decrease in the number of dengue fever cases in HCM City in the first seven months of 2018 compared to last year, one death has been reported in district 12 due to the epidemic, according to Dr Nguyen Tri Dung, director of HCM City’s Preventive Medicine Centre.
The Department of Health of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho said there have been 213 cases of dengue fever in the city this year and 60 hotspots.
Although the number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam in the first months of this year posted a year-on-year decrease of 41.4%, there remain numerous latent risks of the disease to break out, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine.
VOV.VN - There 20,522 dengue fever cases recorded across the country this year, resulting in four deaths in the provinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ca Mau and Khanh Hoa.
Vietnam has not recorded any Ebola infections to date, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Dang Quang Tan has announced.
Hanoi recorded 95 people contracting dengue fever between the beginning of 2018 and May 13, much lower than the same period last year.
The People’s Committees at districts, wards and communes must mobilise all resources and take drastic measures to prevent dengue fever, said Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Tan Binh.
As many as 14,079 dengue fever cases with three deaths have been reported so far this year across the country, a drop of 37.2% compared to the same period last year.
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever –were released in Vinh Luong commune in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 6.
The UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme (IPP) allocates GBP6 million for Vietnam to build an early warning system of dengue fever outbreaks, said UK Science Minister Sam Gyimah.