Hospitals experience increase of scarlet fever, chickenpox, HFMD

There has been a rise in reported cases of scarlet fever, chickenpox, and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), according to the Preventive Medicine Center in HCMC.

There were 30 cases of scarlet fever in February and 10 cases per week in March 2014.

Over 369 patients suffering from chickenpox were hospitalized since the start of the year, according to the center. This is an increase of 220 percent compared to the same period last year.

Hospitals are receiving up to 40 cases per week.

Patients administered into hospitals for HFMD increased to 150-160 cases per week.

More diseases including flu and mumps are expected to emerge in April, according to the center.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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