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Warning: The number of dengue fever cases in Hanoi is increasing rapidly

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The latest report from Hanoi Health Department shows that dengue fever is on the rise due to favorable weather conditions for mosquitoes to develop.

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According to the Report on the prevention and control of epidemics in Ha Noi City by the Department of Health Hanoi, as of June 4, 2017, the city has recorded 1,281 patients with hemorrhagic fever with Over 90% of patients have recovered, 126 patients are being treated, one case has died in Trung Liet ward, Dong Da district. Thus, over the same period in 2016, the number of cases has increased 2.6 times.

The dengue fever epidemic in Hanoi is increasing and complicated, especially in urban districts such as Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Dong and Thanh Xuan.

The Hanoi Department of Health evaluated patients scattered throughout the months, but tended to increase from mid-April and accelerated in recent weeks due to weather conditions changing the hot and rainy season. Favorable condition for mosquitoes to transmit dengue fever develops and is strongly transmitted. In addition, there is no specific vaccination vaccine, so it will continue to increase in the last months of 2017. According to forecasts, peak outbreak usually occurs in September to November every year.

Before the situation of dengue fever tends to increase over the same period in 2016, Deputy Director of Hanoi Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh said in a press conference Hanoi City this afternoon (6/6) The city health sector has taken the initiative in developing plans and implementing preventive measures such as: Advising the City People’s Committee on the City of Ha Noi Plan 2017; The People’s Committees of districts, townships should be directed to intensify and actively take measures to prevent epidemics; Deployment of mosquito larvae detection in 10 key districts; Active implementation of environmental hygiene campaign, killing beetles against dengue fever …

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Hanoi Preventive Medicine Center prepares 112 spraying machines for dengue fever (Photo: Hanoi Department of Health)

In the future, the Department of Health Hanoi will continue to focus drastically active measures to prevent dengue fever.

In addition, the city health sector will also update information on dangerous epidemics that may be invasive in countries in the region and in the world such as influenza A (H7N9), Ebola, MERS-CoV; To take the initiative in forecasting epidemics in the city to effectively respond to any unusual occurrence of epidemics.

Source: vtv.vn

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