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Dengue fever cases continue to climb

Update: October, 15/2015 - 08:00
Children with dengue fever are treating at a hospital in HCM City. As of October 8, the city had more than 11,400 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 85 per cent compared to the same period last year. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Dengue fever has reached an alarming level in HCM City, with 775 cases reported last week, a rise of 157 compared to the previous week, according to a report from the city's Preventive Medicine Centre.

As of October 8, HCM City had more than 11,400 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 85 per cent compared to the same period last year. Five dengue-related fatalities were reported.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFM) is also on the rise, with nearly 6,400 cases reported as of October 8.

Last week, the city had 446 cases of HFM, an increase of 31 per cent compared to an average of 340 cases in each of the previous four weeks.

Six cases were reported at kindergartens last week. — VNS


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