On July 7, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that from the beginning of the year, the city had 6,500 cases of dengue fever (dengue fever), down 70% over the same period in 2019 (21,631 cases); There have been no deaths.

The rainy season is the time when Ho Chi Minh City enters the dengue season, with the number of cases starting to increase.

According to epidemiological surveillance, the dengue season usually falls in August every year, and is currently the lowest dengue period of the year.

Currently Ho Chi Minh City has about 50-60 cases of dengue fever each week, of which 50% are inpatient cases, ”said Dr. Le Hong Nga, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases Prevention, HCDC.

However, in the past week, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 6 new outbreaks of dengue outbreaks in 7 wards and communes in 4 districts - an increase of 2 new outbreaks compared to the previous week (2 or more clinical cases within 7 - 14 days within a radius of 200 m or a case of being tested for dengue diagnosis is considered a small outbreak). Small outbreaks have been investigated in epidemiology, chemical spraying, larvae killing.

“HCDC updates information on all cases on the webgis (digital map of anti-epidemic of Ho Chi Minh City), determines the scope of the investigation, goes to the area of ​​epidemiological investigation by case (to identify the source of infection), look up insects; communication on-site risk and spraying chemicals as directed. Continue to monitor the progress of the outbreak through webgis to expand the scope of treatment (if there is a widespread outbreak), ”said Dr. Le Hong Nga on the method of handling cases and dengue outbreaks of Ho Chi Minh City.

Although it was not the peak season for dengue fever but there were some small outbreaks, HCDC also sent an official letter to the district health center to proactively proactively prevent dengue infection in the situation of Covid-19 epidemic.

Accordingly, HCDC proposes to review and address 100% of the risk points of dengue fever epidemic. Fully implement the process of handling risk points, but the most important is communication to change the behavior of risk point owners or risk point managers ... in the prevention of dengue disease.

Also on day 7.5, information from hospitals (BV) treating dengue in the city also said that in May after the first rains of the season, dengue patients started hospitalization in the winter, but this year was less hospitalized. . At Children's Hospital 1, there are currently 11 cases of dengue fever, most of which are in Ho Chi Minh City with minor illnesses. At Children's Hospital 2 there are 8 cases of dengue fever, of which 4 cases are in the province. At the Hospital for Tropical Diseases are also treating about 10 cases of adult dengue fever.

Doctor Nguyen Minh Tuan, Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Children Hospital 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, recommends that the symptoms of dengue fever are: fever, fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness, poor diet, nausea, aches ... If severe, it can cause complications of the organs leading to death. Therefore, when people have a fever of 2 days or more, they should go to the doctor to be diagnosed, detected and treated promptly.

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Dr. Nguyen Bach Hue - Specialist level II & Head of Pediatrics Department of City International Hospital said that dengue has no preventive vaccine so parents should pay attention to children's living environment. For houses with gardens, luxuriant plants need clearing the bushes, keeping hygiene from stagnant ponds, stagnant water. If the family has a water tank, the aquarium needs to change clean water often and if there are mosquitoes to sleep nets.

Dr.Nguyen Bach Hue, Specialist level II Pediatrics advises on the prevention of dengue fever for children.

Notice to parents when the child has dengue fever

  • No shaving your child on his/her back which might leave him/her with infection.
  • Do not use antipyretics harmful to children that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Do not let children drink dark drinks such as carbonated water, coca ... confusing gastrointestinal bleeding is difficult to assess.
  • Children should not be given intravenous fluids at home or in medical facilities that do not meet the medical conditions to shock, shock, and pulmonary edema are very dangerous ...

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