Sixty measles cases reported in first week of 2019 in HCMC

The Preventive Medicine Department in Ho Chi Minh City said in the first week of 2019, HCMC reported 625 dengue cases, up 127 percent against the same period last year and 60 hand-foot-and mouth cases, a year-on-year increase of 88 percent.

Sixty measles cases reported in first week of 2019 in HCMC

Worse, the city recorded 60 cases of measles last week while there had been no measles cases in January 2018.
Head of the center’s Infectious Disease ward Dr. Le Hong Nga said that 24 districts have reported measles cases with most cases in districts 8, 12, Thu Duc, Binh Tan.
Dr. Nga warned people to kill mosquito and its larva as well as wash hand regularly with soap to prevent hand-foot-and mouth disease and infectious diseases.
She advised parents to take their kids to medical clinics for immunization as per schedule and the Health Ministry’s guidance.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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