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Hanoi struggles dengue fever outbreak
  • | | September 18, 2023 06:32 PM
Hanoi has recorded 10,372 dengue fever cases so far this year, up four-fold against the same period last year.

According to the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control, between September 8-15, Hanoi saw 2,010 new dengue fever patients, double the figure of the previous week.

Since early this year, dengue fever has spread to all districts and towns in Hanoi with Thach That, Hoang Mai, Thanh Tri and Ha Dong districts hardest hit.

The city has also detected a total of 730 outbreak clusters so far this year, of which 258 clusters are still active in all 30 districts and towns. The cluster in Phung Xa Commune in Thach That District has been the worst with 439 patients.

The monitoring results at the outbreak clusters indicate that the Breteau Index (BI) based on the number of containers with any larvae or pupae in many areas such as Chuong Duong Ward in Hoan Kiem District, Hiep Thuan Commune in Phuc Tho District and Me Tri Ward in Nam Tu Liem District are quite high.

The Hanoi Centre for Disease Control has been assigned to hold training courses on dengue fever prevention for local medical staff as well as raise community awareness of the disease.

There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. When facing suspected signs, patients need to go to hospital for medical checks, doctors have advised.

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