El Nino is likely to be one of the strongest on record this winter, posing a risk of outbreak of dengue fever and other diseases in Southeast Asian countries including Viet Nam, according to a recent report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Centre.
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Both children and adults suffering from dengue hemorrhagic fever have experienced complications nationwide in Vietnam because of the impacts of on going weather phenomenon El Nino, announced Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Health on November 20.
Dengue fever outbreaks in Vietnam at the beginning of the year. (Photo:SGGP)
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Da Nang to improve facilities at public beaches
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The Ministry of Health yesterday said that the number of dengue fever cases is considerably reducing day by day as a rapid downward trend in dengue cases is being witnessed.
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The southern province of Dong Nai yesterday reported two more deaths from dengue fever, raising total number of deaths in the province to six.
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Doctors from Children Hospital N2 in Ho Chi Minh City saved a heart disease kid with dengue fever.
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Thousands of people in Asia have been struck by dengue fever in recent months, putting medical services under strain and highlighting the need for a long-term strategy to fight the potentially lethal disease.
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Discarded coconut shells and flowerpots in the garden in front as well as the backyard of Tran Van Tho's house in Binh Duong Province's An Phu Ward contained a lot of mosquito larvae after rains in the previous two days.
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The Ministry of Health and People's Committee in the southern province of Binh Duong yesterday launched a campaign to kill mosquito larva in An Phu Commune in Thuan An Town of the provine to raise residents' awareness and role of related agencies in combating dengue fever epidemic.
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The Ministry of Health launched a mosquito larva killing campaign in Vietnam’s southern central and southern provinces and cities on October 16 in an effort to fight increasing dengue fever.
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As dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, spreads rapidly throughout Ho Chi Minh City, local authorities are applying several strategies in the fight for a mosquito-free environment.
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Sick children and their parents sleep in the hallway of a pediatric hospital in Ho Chi Minh City beside trash bins. It is a common scene at Children’s Hospitals No.1 and No.2, the leading pediatric in the city, as severe outbreaks of dengue fever, hand, food and mouth disease and respiratory inflammation took the number of inpatients to a record high of more than 2,000 each a day. Photos: Hai An/Zing
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VietNamNet Bridge – Tests on a dengue fever vaccine over the past five years in Viet Nam showed real promise, according to the Preventive Medicine Department.
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