Zika virus infection cases escalate with average 10 cases per week in HCMC

The Department of Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City said that Zika virus infection cases escalate with average 10 cases per week in the city. As of December 14, the city has recorded 127 cases in 22 districts.

Of 24 districts, nobody in districts 8 and 11 has been positive for Zika virus. Binh Thanh District is leading with 23 cases totally, next are districts 2 with 17 cases; districts 12, Thu Duc, and Tan Phu having 11 cases. Of 127 infection cases, 16 are pregnant and 72 people have been under monitor over 28 days.

These days, tropical depression is hitting the city, causing rain and high tide, health workers warned people to tidy their house, not to keep water in containers where mosquito will lay eggs into. However, the health sector has not limited travelling.

The Preventive Health Center in HCMC continued warning people especially pregnant women actively avoid being bitten by mosquito. People should raise their awareness of the mosquito-borne diseases by eliminating the insect.

By Thanh Son – translated by Uyen Phuong

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