Dengue Fever: 39,000 cases, mostly in southern Vietnam; 8.9k in HCM City

But Hoang Mai District in Ha Noi has been a hot spot, with about 2,000 cases. Dong Nai province reported 5,000 cases, nearly twice last year’s level.

In an online discussion with leading doctors from the preventive healthcare agency and hospitals, experts said that all fatalities were severe cases and those people came to see doctors too late.

Many people mistake dengue fever symptoms with other diseases such as sore throats or viral fevers.

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Dengue Fever – CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
With more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for infection, dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly. Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. There are not yet any vaccines to prevent infection with dengue virus and the most effective protective measures are those that avoid mosquito bites. When infected, early recognition and prompt supportive treatment can substantially lower the risk of medical complications and death.

Dengue has emerged as a worldwide problem only since the 1950s. Although dengue rarely occurs in the continental United States, it is endemic in Puerto Rico and in many popular tourist destinations in Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands

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