Number of patients increasing during peak dengue season in city

Head of the Tropical Disease Hospital’s Infectious Disease Ward Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong said the number of dengue fever patients in Ho Chi Minh City doubled that in 2017.

Number of patients increasing during peak dengue season in city

Worse, it showed no sign of stopping.
According to the HCMC Preventive Medicine Center, from the beginning of the year, there were 19,020 hospitalized cases of dengue fever equal to the number of the same period last year. November is considered the peak of dengue season. Especially, over 1,100 dengue patients were hospitalized in October.
The Tropical Disease Hospital admitted more than 11,000 dengue cases from August to October this year; some 4,000 of them were inpatients. Worse, four serious cases were taken home to wait for death.
Since early October, the hospital’s Infectious ward treated 80 dengue patients averagely a day.
Likewise, the hospital’s Pediatric Ward is treating 40 dengue kids a day.

By THANH SON - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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