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Over the past week, the country has reported 7,000 more dengue fever infections. Hanoi is among the localities hardest hit by the epidemic with 320 outbreak clusters. 

Every week, Hanoi has 2,400-2,700 dengue fever cases. Between November and December, the epidemic has been forested to remain rampant in Hanoi.

The Preventive Medicine Department cited the World Health Organisation’s forecast as saying that during the 2023-2024 period, climate change and the El Nino phenomenon may stimulate mosquito development, leading to an increase in the transmission of diseases like dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Many localities are entering the peak of the rainy season, which has fuelled the spread of dengue fever.

Dr Nguyen Trung Cap, vice director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, said the number of hospitalised dengue fever patients has rapidly increased. On average, the hospital receives 4-5 cases daily, displaying warning signs of dengue shock, including symptoms of abdominal pain, liver pain, mucosal bleeding, low platelet count, and concentrated blood.

People who suffer from high fever should go to hospital for dengue fever tests. Dengue fever patients with mild symptoms can stay at home for self-treatment.

Source: Dtinews