HCMC still sees increase in dengue infections

Amongst four districts including districts 12, Binh Tan, Binh Chanh, and Hoc Mon with the highest rate of infection cases of dengue, District 12 is leading with the infection rate increasing by 135 percent , said at a meeting today on the socio-economic condition in August and in eight months.
 

HCMC still sees  increase in dengue infections

Director the municipal Department of Investment and Planning Su Ngoc Anh said that the dengue fever is also on the rise in the rainy season and as such.
The number of dengue fever cases increases each year in a seasonal pattern, coinciding with the onset of the rainy season; accordingly, the state government and municipal bodies must undertake prevention steps said Mr. Anh.
As per the Ministry of Health, inpatients in August in hospitals in the city were 2,261, up 12.8 percent compared to previous month with 2,004 cases. Even though, no death has been reported, the number of inpatients surged over 100 percent compared to same period last year.
Deputy Head of the Department of Health Tang Chi Thuong said that the dengue in the city has seen a halt yet it is still higher than same period.
To curb the outbreaks of dengue, Mr. Thuong said that the city’s health sector has worked out project to call for contributors who will increase information of the disease to residents.
In addition, the Department of Health, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the HCMC Youth Communist Union signed an agreement to kill mosquitoes and its larva weekly from now to the Luar New Year ( Tet holiday).
The health authority has sent its document to medical facilities asking to follow the Ministry of Health's treatment guideline of dengue.
Medical workers warned people to go to nearby infirmaries is they experience dengue symptoms.
In related news, in August, nearly 700 people had been hospitalized due to hand-foot-mouth disease, a jump of 27 percent compared to previous months and a rise of 71.3 percent in the January-August period from a year earlier. No death has been reported.
Since the beginning of the year to August 15, total number of hand-foot-mouth inpatients is 3,051, a decrease of 3.6 percent compared to same period last year.
In August, the city has no cases of Zika. It also eliminated mumps, chicken pox.

By KIEU PHONG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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