The information was released at the forum to discuss some social economic matters organized by the Office of the National Assembly in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue yesterday.
In eight first months of the year, 26,900 cases of hand-foot-mouth including two deaths and of 402 cases of encephalitis including 12 deaths.
Worse, of 32,800 cases of measles-suspected patients, 6,100 were positive for measles virus with four deaths and nine food poisoning deaths were reportedly announced amongst 1,454 infection cases.
Some 49,100 infections cases of dengue was recorded in August, almost doubling the previous month's total cases.
Additionally, more than 4,000 cases of hand-foot-mouths; 56 cases of encephalitis were reported in the month.
Last but not least, 502 people were positive for measles of 1,800 measles-suspected patients including one death and 82 food poisoning cases were hospitalized in the month.