Dengue, measles, hand-foot-mouth rates decline in HCMC

The Disease Control Center in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced a decline in the rates of dengue, measles and hand-foot-mouth for weeks.
Around 30 cases of measles have been reported weekly in the past 11 successive weeks.
Dengue fever has seen a decline of 17 percent in October compared to September while 22,453 cases of hand-foot-and mouth have been reported since the beginning of the year decreasing by 30 percent compare to the same period last year.
Cases of hand-foot-mouth in October also reduced by 18 percent compared to September.
According to the Disease Control Center, weather in the seasonal transition is conducive for diseases through close contact in schools. Accordingly, in addition to measures against them, people should wash their hand with soap regularly to prevent disease transmission and keep ill children at home.
Whereas, on the same day, Director of the Dong Hoi General Hospital in the central province of Quang Binh Nguyen Dinh Duong said the hospital has been struggling with dengue patient overload. Dengue patients from districts Quang Ninh, Bo trach and Dong Hoi flooded the hospital.
The Health center in Quang Binh Province said that there has been nearly 7,000 dengue infection cases including two deaths.
Likewise, the Disease Control Center in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue said that from the beginning of the year, around 1,500 cases of dengue fever have been reported.
This is about five times more than the total number of dengue cases reported in the same period last year.

By staff writers – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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