Dengue Outbreak in Hanoi: Cases Increase 4 Times in 2023, Urgent Recommendations for Travelers

2023-09-24 20:39:00

Au Vietnamaccording to information from the health department of Hanoi, the number of dengue cases in Hanoi increased 4 times compared to the same period in 2022. In week 36 of 2023, Hanoi recorded nearly 1,700 dengue cases in 30 districts and cities, an increase of increase of 540 cases compared to the previous week, and recorded 1 additional death of a 20-year-old patient, bringing the number of deaths due to dengue to 3. The number of dengue patients in Hanoi increased significantly in Hoang Mai, Dong Da, Thanh Tri and Ha Dong districts.

Compared to the same period in 2022, the number of dengue cases in Hanoi is 4 times higher, and according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC), the epidemic situation will continue to become complicated in the near future.

In context, France Diplomacy has issued an alert urging travelers to respect personal anti-vector protection measures.

Recommendations for travelers:

Travelers are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The usual vector control measures should be followed:

Wearing covering clothing; Mosquito repellents, containing DEET, on exposed skin; Insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets for naps and nighttime; People who use sunscreen should apply the repellent 20 minutes after using sunscreen.

In order to avoid as much as possible the spread of the dengue virus in mainland France, when faced with a sudden onset of fever and joint or muscle pain within 15 days of returning from a trip to a risk zone, it is necessary to consult your doctor as soon as possible, notifying your trip.

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Source: Outbreak News Today, France Diplomatie, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

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