A/H1N1influenza on the rise

According to the Vietnam Administration of Preventive Medicine, there have been 425 cases of positive A/H1N1influenza virus, resulting in 11 deaths since the beginning of the year.

A child with dengue fever treated at the Children Hospital No.2 in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases alone has received 235 cases of A/H1N1.

Up to 43 percent of deaths were of pregnant women. Besides a majority of the people infected were found to be working people who communicated the disease to other family members.

The administration has also reported 9,400 people with dengue fever since the beginning of the year. These cases were reported in 40 provinces and cities, with seven resulting in death.

Compared to the same period last year, the number of people infected with dengue fever has soared by 4.4 percent with four reported deaths.

Ng.Khanh – Translated by Hai Mien

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