The Ministry of Health on May 25 requested provinces and centrally-run cities nationwide to enhance the prevention and control of the Zika virus and dengue fever.
Hanoi has reported 955 cases of dengue fever in 261 communes, wards and towns across its 30 districts from the outset of the year, a year-on-year decrease of 96.8%.
The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi has dropped in the last few weeks, according to the city’s Department of Health on September 25.
The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi has dropped in the recent two weeks but is still high, heard a meeting of the Steering Committee on Epidemics Prevention and Control in Hanoi on August 25.
The Ministry of Health on Monday asked hospitals in the city to work all weekends for timely discovery and treatment of dengue fever patients.
With the rapid spread of dengue fever nationwide recently, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien yesterday requested hospitals be selective of inpatients and not to let them share beds.
PSNews-One more patient in Hanoi died of dengue fever, bringing the number of dengue fever deaths nationwide to 15 out of more than 50,000 dengue fever cases, according to Nguyen Van Kinh, Director of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Dengue fever cases are on the rise in Hanoi, as weather has been favourable to the development of infected mosquitoes.
The Preventive Medicine Department in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has established and trained working groups to deal with dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth disease across localities since the beginning of 2017.
PSNews- The number of people with dengue fever increased in some localities. In addition, some cases with Zika virus positive detected in some southern provinces, according to the Ministry of Health.
The health sector of Hanoi is stepping up measures to prevent dengue fever as the disease is likely to spread widely.