People swelter in hottest days

Due to an impact of a hot westward low-pressure zone, both the Northern and Central regions have experienced the hottest days with an average temperature of 37- 39 degrees Celsius.

The scorching temperature is able to easily cause heat-related illnesses and a risk of food poisoning incidents

The scorching temperature is able to easily cause heat-related illnesses and a risk of food poisoning incidents

The highest outdoor temperature in capital city of Hanoi climbed to between 39 and 40 degrees Celsius,  even above 40 degrees Celsius.   

The long- lasting scorching heat impacts health and life of local people, especially elderly, kids and employees working outside. 

In addition, the scorching temperature is able to easily cause heat-related illnesses and a risk of food poisoning incidents. 

Hospitals have recently reported thousands of patients a day involving in heat-related illnesses as viral fever, pneumonia, diarrhea, hypertension, thermal shock, heat stroke, etc.

Therefore, people are recommended to not go outside unless necessary and work during consecutive hours under a sudden change from extreme hot temperature. 

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (Hanoi CDC) reported that the large number of patients suffering from dengue fever increased. In Hanoi, there are around 600 cases of dengue fever, increasing three times compared to the same period of last year. 

Additionally, 1,481 measles cases, a rise of A/H1N1 and B/H3N2 infections were recorded in the capital city.


BY MINH KHANG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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