Dengue fever sees nationwide resurgence

The Ministry of Health said October 24 that within the last month, 55 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam recorded 17,140 cases of dengue fever with 14 deaths.
Dengue patients at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has seen over 74,242 dengue cases, an increase of 16.8 percent over the same period last year. Of the total, 58 have died, six less compared to last year.

Hanoi has seen the highest increase of people infected in the country with 8,000 patients so far this year, 15 times higher than last year. It is also the capital city’s
worst dengue outbreak in the past 10 years.

By Trung Kien – Translated by Hai Mien

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