3 dangerous diseases in the summer

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Dengue fever, hand and foot and meningitis are three common diseases in summer, with many beginning to appear.

Statistics by the Ministry of Health, in April the country recorded nearly 6,900 cases of hemorrhage fever, two died. Meanwhile, the average of the first three months of the year only about 4,000 patients. 21,000 dengue fever patients recorded so far this year, down 26% over the same period last year, but the number of deaths increased by 1 (8 people). Number of patients concentrated in the southern provinces.

The disease has many types, so a person who has the disease can still relapse, or even worse. Many patients die from subjective late arrivals.

Doctors recommend that people do not voluntarily treat dengue fever at home. When there are suspicions of illness such as high fever continuously 2 to 7 days, difficult to reduce fever, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, rash, Right at the medical facility.

Hand foot and mouth disease also increased sharply in April with more than 4,500 cases, while the first three months alone recorded over 6,200 cases. Compared with the same period in 2016, the incidence increased by more than 26%.

In addition, people should pay attention to meningococcal disease. Since the beginning of the year, the country has 11 recorded cases, two died. The number of patients is not great, but meningococcal disease is an acute infection that can lead to death or many serious sequelae. Especially respiratory infections should always be warned of danger. Patients can die within 24 hours of onset.

As soon as the test results, patients are treated quarantine, risk of transmission to others. Sickness occurs suddenly with high fever, severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck, fatigue, may have sore throat, dizziness or hemorrhage, star hemorrhage or possibly blisters.

Phuong Trang (VnExpress)

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