The Ministry of health has asked localities to take preventive measures against the risk of infectious diseases.
In a dispatch sent to cities and provinces on Friday, the Ministry of Health said that some localities are facing transmissible diseases such as dengue fever, encephalitis, diarrhoea, cough and foot, mouth and hand disease.
The Ministry of health has asked localities to take preventive measures against the risk of infectious diseases
The hot and humid weather in the coming summer would pose favourable conditions for infectious diseases.
For dengue fever, it is essential to raise environmental hygiene, particularly at construction sites, boarding houses and schools.
Local departments of education and training need to co-operate with the health sector to boost communication activities on foot, mouth and hand disease, especially in pre-schools.
HCM City is witnessing a sharp rise in foot, mouth and hand disease cases. While the city is also facing a high risk of a dengue fever outbreak.
So far this year, the city recorded a total of 8,200 dengue fever patients. This includes serious cases, up fivefold on-year, and six deaths, four cases higher than the same period last year.
HCM City has reported 2,370 foot, mouth and hand cases since the beginning of this year, mostly among children under five.
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