South Vietnam has most dengue fever infections

The development of dengue fever in the South East region and in all corners of the country is complicated. In August, the health sector in the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong reported 6 deaths; accordingly, the sector must speed up to prevent infections. 

Thu Dau Mot Town of Binh Duong Province becomes a “hot spot” of the infections meanwhile Trang Dai Ward of Bien Hoa Town of Dong Nai Province have most infection cases.

As per the Department of Health in Dong Nai Province’s figure, by middle of September, the province has around 4,000 infection cases, an increase of 137 percent compared to the same period last year, and it had 2 deaths.

Meantime, 9 over 9 districts of Binh Duong province have reported thousand infection cases of dengue fever with 4 deaths.

The General Hospital in Binh Duong Province said that the number of hospitalized people has spiraled lately causing the overloading in the treatment. Medical workers of the hospital’s Pediatric Department also treat around 250-300 kids a day.

Understanding that the disease has developed complicatedly, the health sector of Binh Duong Province has sprayed chemicals to kill mosquitoes in residential blocks. The province leaders also increased information of the disease to residents.

The health sector in Dong Nai Province also urged its medical clinics in localities to keep a close eye on the development of the disease to early detect infections and plan to spray chemicals. Medical facilities must prepare enough medication and equipment for treating patients.

The Ministry of Health convened a convention in Ho Chi Minh City in August to discuss the disease prevention. The meeting reported that there are nearly 23,000 infections in the South, an increase of 54 percent compared to the same period last year with 16 deaths.

Three cities with most cases of infection are Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City.

By Duc Trung - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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