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Ho Chi Minh City - dengue fever (SXH) - 2,000 cases, down nearly 50% from last year

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  • Ho Chi Minh City - dengue fever (SXH) - 2,000 cases, down nearly 50% from last year

    Many risk an outbreak of dengue fever
    14/07/2010 07:06

    (HNM) - After all this time is the number of cases of dengue fever (SXH) in area of Ho Chi Minh City is still low compared to many years, however this year's situation complicated, especially with the return of some types of viruses along with the shifting SXH-infected subjects.

    In those days, TP daily average is 60 to 70 hospitalized cases SXH. Thus, from the beginning of the year, the number of people SXH up to about 2,000, down nearly 50% over the same period last year. This is according to doctor Nguyen Dac Tho, deputy director of Preventive Medicine Center City, because the city has an active role in prevention and, more rainy in the city to slow this year than any year. Meanwhile, this year not included in the cycle of SXH. Because each cycle usually lasts SXH 2 to 3 years.

    According to records, from early July to present some SXH children hospitalized at Children's Hospital 1 Children 2 and lower than in many years. Doctor Trinh Huu Tung, Head of Planning General Hospital said the two, is SXH was "in season", the number of children hospitalized due to SXH have increased but not significantly. If at this time last year the hospital received hundreds of cases, but now only about 60 cases. But something worth saying, SXH have tended to shift to adults. If previous years, the number of children SXH about 70% to 80% this year this ratio had belonged to an adult.