Dengue fever cases on the rise in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – Abundant rainfall in HCM City has increased the mosquito population, resulting in a rising number of dengue cases beginning early this month, according to the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre.


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A patient with dengue fever is treated at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases. — Photo: VNS


Last week, there were a total of 536 hospitalised cases from dengue fever compared to 501 hospitalised cases in the first week of September.

More than 11,300 dengue cases in the city have been reported this year, an increase of 35 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Cu Chi District is the hottest spot for dengue infections besides Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, Thu Duc and Binh Thanh districts.

Dengue infections are forecast to continue an upward trend in the next few weeks, said Nguyen Tri Dung, director of the centre.

The city’s surveillance system for dengue fever has found more than 10,900 at-risk sites for dengue infection, including 3,440 at-risk sites for mosquito breeding.

In Viet Nam, dengue infection peaks in June to October.

        
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