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    Northern weather anomalies, complex diseases

    Saturday, 14.01.2017, 05:29 (GMT + 7)

    After the hot days of winter, and the rain lasted moisture, the weather in the north is entering deep cold spell. Although temperatures are not too low but very abnormal evolutions of weather, are significantly affected people's health.

    Many people fall ill

    According to our records, Bach Mai Hospital, the number of patients to hospital for examination and treatment is growing due to the erratic weather. Currently, pediatric clinic of Bach Mai Hospital received more than 300 children to explore / day, of which more than half of these are respiratory diseases, acute nasopharyngitis lead to bronchitis. Notably, there are many children hospitalized with severe bronchitis, pneumonia complications, loss of body water, respiratory failure should health hazard.

    Many older people are hospitalized because of erratic weather

    Dr. Le Thanh Hai, director of the Central Children's Hospital, said hot and cold weather in the winter-spring erratic this year as well as for the number of patients with pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, fever, diarrhea increase. Estimated number of children to hospital care and hospitalization increased more than 1.5 times higher than usual, and in the coming days will continue to increase. For the elderly, there are dozens of cases of stroke, myocardial infarction made emergency hospitalization Intensive Care Department overload.

    Not only hospitals in the rising number of patients affected by unusual weather that in some hospitals in the northern mountainous provinces including Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Lang Son ..., some patients hospitalization increased significantly. Hospital Lao Cai province, said Per day hospitals have received over 300 patients to diagnosis and treatment, which are mainly the elderly and children.

    Stalking disease

    Unusual weather of the winter-spring this year caused many dangerous diseases risk boomed. Dr Tran Dac Phu, director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health said, in the winter-spring of diseases such as influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, dengue fever, hand foot and mouth ... usually home increases but worrying is the spread of disease through ingestion, particularly streptococcal, diarrhea, flu and alcohol poisoning.
    Because winter spring is also the time of the Lunar New Year festival early and so the amount of food, especially for meat and poultry are consumed spike. Meanwhile, the state of transport, trade, disease control in livestock, poultry tight; status slaughtering and trading of poultry, cattle die from illnesses still occur. Currently, though Vietnam has not recorded cases of influenza A / H7N9 and influenza A / H5N6, but the risk of avian influenza outbreaks in the winter-spring is very high due to a number of countries in the region are having flu. Together, hand foot and mouth disease outbreak is also very easy because this is a disease that is the number of people infected is high.

    Representative of the Department of Preventive Medicine also said that in the coming months of 2017, the epidemic continues to have complicated movements. The reason is that the flow of people traveling between countries, urbanization clear, climate change and people's habits. The emerging epidemic outbreak could continue around the world, including Vietnam. The forecast in the coming period, the epidemic continues to rise due to Zika virus in both the local and the number of cases was recorded....