Ho Chi Minh City recorded nine deaths, including two children, caused by dengue fever in the first nine months of this year.
The Ho Chi Minh City Preventive Medicine Centre advised locals to apply measures to prevent dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth disease, including killing mosquitoes and washing hands regularly
The municipal Centre for Disease Control said on October 8 that in Septemberalone, the city recorded 8,128 cases of dengue fever, and most cases of fatalitieshad been hospitalized late.
The centre has called for more efforts from families and agencies to fight thedisease.
The centre also revealed that from January-September, HCM Citywitnessed a total of 14,990 hand-foot-mouth cases, with no deaths reported. Thenumber was 6,573 in September, doubling that in the previous month.
The municipal Preventive Medicine Centre advised locals to apply measures to preventdengue fever and hand-foot-mouth disease, including killing mosquitoes andwashing hands regularly. –VNA
Many hospitals in the southern region are worried about a shortage of hydroxyethyl starch used intravenously to treat shock caused by dengue fever even as the disease has entered its peak season.
The dengue fever season is peaking, with a sharp rise in incidence of the mosquito-borne disease in HCM City, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and the south-east, according to preventive medicine centres.