Outbreaks of dengue fever and foot-and-mouth syndrome

Outbreaks of dengue fever and foot-and-mouth syndrome


Au Vietnamthe city-province of Ho Chi Minh is currently in the rainy season and the number of cases of dengue and foot-to-mouth syndrome (SdPMB) is growing at an alarming rate.

Foot-to-mouth syndrome (SdPMB)

According to information from the Ho Chi Minh Centers for Disease Control on May 31, the number of SdPMB cases continued to rise during the 21st week of 2022. Officials are calling on the public to step up preventive measures to protect safety. from the community as a whole.

In the first five months of 2022, the city had 3,699 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, with 96% of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Dengue

In the first five months of 2022, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 10,052 cases of dengue, an increase of 46.4% over the same period in 2021 (6,867 cases). The number of severe dengue cases was 194 cases, an increase of almost 5 times over the same period in 2021 (28 cases). During week 21 (May 20, 2022 to May 26, 2022), 1,402 cases of dengue were recorded, an increase of 457 cases (48.4%) from the average 4 weeks ago.

Dengue cases continue to rise in most districts and cities.

The districts and municipalities with a higher number of cases than the average of 4 weeks ago are:

  • District 7 (district 8);
  • Le Minh Xuan commune, Vinh Loc A (rural district of Binh Chanh);
  • the district of Binh Hung Hoa A (district of Binh Tan);
  • Tan An Hoi commune (rural district of With Chi);
  • Tay Thanh district (district of Tan Phu).

During week 21, the city-province as a whole registered 121 new dengue outbreaks in 71 neighborhoods and communes in 15/22 districts and in the city of Thu Duc. The number of households in week 21 has increased by 42 new households compared to week 20. The cumulative number of households in week 21 in 2022 is 567 households.

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