In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health has recorded greater than 60,000 instances of dengue fever, a rise of 97% over the identical interval final yr. This quantity elevated by about 8,000 instances in comparison with per week earlier.
Currently, is the height of the dengue epidemic, the variety of instances has elevated sharply within the South and began to extend within the Central area. In reality, 80% of instances and 100% of deaths (36 instances) as a result of dengue fever have been reported within the southern area.
It is forecast that the variety of new instances of dengue fever is on an growing development, particularly within the southern provinces (at the moment 6,000-8,000 new instances per week).
Experts mentioned that dengue fever within the first months of this yr has been difficult and has not reached its peak but. Specifically, via the chart of case development by week, within the final 4 weeks, the variety of instances of fever accounted for 50% of the cumulative quantity because the starting of the yr, and the variety of deaths accounted for 45% of the cumulative quantity because the starting of the yr.