Disease controller warns of rise of hand-foot-mouth, dengue fever

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday warned of a rise in infection cases of hand-foot-mouth and dengue fever.

Disease controller warns of rise of hand-foot-mouth, dengue fever

In August, total infection cases of hand-foot-mouth were 3,088 including 457 inpatients and 2,631 outpatients, a surge of 115 compared to July ( with 1,438 cases).
From the beginning to August, total infection cases of hand-foot-mouth have been 9,718 without death. Most hand-foot-mouth patients are children under five, according to CDC.
The infection cases rose in August and the disease is predicted to rocket up in September when children come back to schools. Accordingly, schools have to follow preventive measures especially keeping an eye all children to discover infected kids for isolation.
Medical workers advised all people and organizations to eliminate stagnant water and dispose of unwanted containers where water may gather (such as lunch boxes and soft-drink cans) into a covered bin to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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