[March 21st] Number of dengue fever cases in Hanoi triples

Hanoi has recorded 513 cases of dengue fever so far this year, thrice as many as the same period last year.

The center said more people will get infected with dengue fever in the coming times, and that people should not let their guard down. The Department of Health is currently thinking up measures to respond to outbreaks.

Last year, Hanoi recorded 37,441 dengue fever cases, 2.4 times more than in 2022. Four deaths were recorded.

Globally, the number of new dengue fever cases has increased by 30 times over the last 50 years, according to the WHO. An estimated 50-100 million cases are recorded worldwide every year.

There is currently no vaccine for dengue fever while treatments mostly deal with symptoms.

Source: VN Express