Dengue fever cases reduce in Vietnam: Ministry

The Ministry of Health yesterday said that the number of dengue fever cases is considerably reducing day by day as a rapid downward trend in dengue cases is being witnessed.

However, the disease development is still complicated in the South Vietnam; medical workers said that the infection cases will be able to decrease when the rainy season ends. Since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded over 53,000 dengue fever patients in 54 cities and province including 34 deaths.

Dr. Tran Dac Phu, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, said that the disease occurs year-round in the country with 50,000-100,000 infection cases annually.

Yet, the number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam is lower than nations in the Southeast Asian region and in previous years.  It is forecast that the disease will develop more complicatedly as the weather changes.

As per the figure of the Center of Preventive Medicine in HCMC, in past week, the city had over 770 hospitalized infection cases. Accordingly, since the beginning of the year, the city has over 13,000 cases.

By MINH KHANG, BINH QUANG – translated by Uyen Phuong

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