Hanoi stays vigilant against dengue fever

By VNA   August 16, 2023 | 02:31 am PT
Hanoi stays vigilant against dengue fever
Dengue fever patients stay at Hanoi's Bach Mai Hospital, November 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Hanoi People's Committee asked relevant units on Tuesday to remain vigilant and strictly adhere to government's directives in controlling dengue fever amid increasing number of cases.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of Hanoi, the dengue fever situation in the city has become more complex in recent days, with the emergence of numerous new outbreaks, resulting in a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases.

After more than three months of the outbreak in Phung Xa Commune of Thach That District, the number of new cases has not shown any sign of decreasing. As of August 14, Phung Xa – the hardest-hit locality, reported a total of 340 dengue fever patients.

According to a report from the municipal CDC, about 640-760 new cases of dengue fever were recorded each week during August 1 -11, up 1.5 times compared to those recorded in July. The number of outbreak clusters has also doubled or tripled, increasing from 16-20 per week in July to 59 on August 4-11.

The municipal People’s Committee asked districts and towns to pay attention to promoting communication efforts for disease prevention, preparing contingency plans for potential disease situations, and strengthening supervision to promptly detect and handle cases and outbreaks.

It asked the municipal Department of Heath to keep a close watch on the situation, thus taking specific solutions to thoroughly handle outbreaks and prevent outbreaks.

The documents also underlined the need to urge local residents to join activities to clear mosquito's breeding grounds and spray chemicals, and proactively provide information about the disease situation.

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