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Dengue develops complicatedly in Vietnam

Dengue develops unpredictably in April with many infections and deaths announced the Ministry of Health two dáy ago.

The dengue virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito ( Illustrative photo)

The dengue virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito ( Illustrative photo)

Amongst diseases with more infection cases, dengue fever is the leading 6,895 cases in the month including two succumbing to the disease. 

So far, since the beginning of 2017, the country has found over 21,000 fresh cases of dengue with 8 deaths.
Though most infection cases and deaths occured in the South, Hanoi has also had nearly 500 infection cases since the beginning of the year, an increase of 45 percent compared to same period last year. 

Scattered cases have been seen in 25 districts and 164 wards in Hanoi.

Director of the Preventive Medicine Center in Hanoi Nguyen Nhat Cam said despite no outbreaks of the dengue in Hanoi, different dengue viruses have circulated in Hanoi, accordingly it will re-occur in those who did have the disease.

 

By NGUYEN QUOC- Translated by Uyen Phuong

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