Hanoi records 1,556 dengue fever cases since beginning of year

VOV.VN - Data released by Hanoi’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the capital recorded a total of 442 new cases over the past week, bringing the total number of people infected this year to 1,556.

The total caseload stands four times higher than the same period from last year, the centre said.

Cases have been mainly been found in districts of Thach That (109 cases), Hoang Mai (35 cases), Bac Tu Liem (29 cases), Dan Phuong (23 cases), and Thanh Tri (23 cases).

The past week has seen Hanoi record an additional 19 new outbreaks of dengue fever across 11 districts, including Bac Tu Liem (three outbreaks), Cau Giay (two outbreaks), Hoang Mai (two outbreaks), Nam Tu Liem (two outbreaks), Dong Da (two outbreaks), Thanh Oai (two outbreaks), and Dan Phuong (two outbreaks).

Hanoi CDC noted that the number of dengue fever cases in the capital is continuing to increase, with fresh infections being recorded in all districts.

The centre noted that the rise in the number of cases was mostly caused by local people not paying enough attention when it comes to cleaning the environment, thereby allowing mosquitos to thrive.

Hanoi CDC also stressed that people should remain vigilant for disease prevention because there is no vaccine for dengue fever and no specific treatment.

If people do show any symptoms such as fever, coughing, or body aches, then they should go to medical facilities in order to be examined and diagnosed so that if they contract dengue fever, the doctor will be able to monitor and treat them as soon as possible, it said.

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