HCM City records nine deaths from dengue fever

Ho Chi Minh City recorded nine deaths, including two children, caused by dengue fever in the first nine months of this year.

HCM City records nine deaths from dengue fever

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

Hospitals in southern Vietnam lack hydroxyethyl starch to treat dengue-induced shock

Hospitals in southern Vietnam lack hydroxyethyl starch to treat dengue-induced shock

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.

Dengue fever enters peak season in southern Vietnam

Dengue fever enters peak season in southern Vietnam

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.

 
 

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