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  • Vietnam: 2020 HFMD

    Source: https://sggpnews.org.vn/health/handf...ths-87570.html
    Hand-food-mouth cases rise to 11,000, Ministry requires to minimize deaths
    SGGPWednesday, July 15, 2020 09:47
    Because the country has nearly 11,000 cases of hand-foot-mouth, the Ministry of Health has required health agencies in provinces and cities nationwide to minimize the number of infections and deaths.

    The Ministry proposed local administrations to work with the health sector to synchronously implement preventive measures especially in high-risk areas where the outbreaks of hand-foot-mouth have been reported to reduce the number of infections and deaths as well as prevent the disease from further spreading.

    Following the increase in hand-foot-mouth cases in cities and provinces countrywide, the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry has sent its document to directors of health departments asking to strengthen hand-foot-mouth prevention task...

    ...From early 2020 till now, the country has recorded over 10,745 hand-foot-mouth cases in 63 cities and provinces including 6,662 hospitalizations without deaths.

    Compared to the same period last year, the number of hand-foot-mouth cases declined by 55.6 percent and the number of hospitalization also dropped by 51.5 percent.

    Some cities and provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City, the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, the Central City of Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Hanoi, the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh have seen an increase in hand-foot-mouth infection cases.
    It is forecast that more people will be infected with hand-foot-mouth virus in the next time when schools receive students in the new school year.
    By Quoc Lap - Translated by Uyen Phuong
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