VOV.VN - The capital of Hanoi recorded 762 new cases of dengue fever over the past week, bringing the total number of infections this year to 3,512, according to data released by the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
Thanh Tri district was the hardest hit locality, with 160 fresh cases detected over the last week, followed by Thach That, Hoang Mai, Bac Tu Liem, and Ha Dong districts with around 50 cases each.
The past week has seen Hanoi record an additional 59 fresh outbreaks of dengue fever across 11 districts, mostly in Bac Tu Liem, Dong Da and Thanh Tri districts.
The Hanoi CDC noted that the number of dengue fever cases in the capital is increasing considerably, with fresh infections recorded in all districts. Currently, there are 114 active outbreaks in 25 districts across the city.
In an effort to prevent the further spread of the disease, the Hanoi CDC has requested that health local centres to keep a close watch on the developments of the disease.
Attention will also be paid to stepping up dissemination in a bid to raise public awareness of disease prevention and control, improve environmental sanitation, and spray chemicals in order to kill mosquito larvae because there is currently no vaccine for dengue fever and no specific treatment.
If people do show any symptoms of the disease, such as fever, coughing, or body aches, then they should go to medical facilities in order to be examined and diagnosed. In the event that they have contracted dengue fever, then the doctor will be able to monitor and treat them as soon as possible, the centre said.