Health officials in a Mekong Delta province in southern Vietnam have warning of complicated developments in dengue and hand, foot, mouth disease following the death two children recently.
The two diseases are now a cause for real concern in Tien Giang Province, Tran Thanh Thao, director of the provincial Department of Health, said on Wednesday.
“Two have been killed by dengue fever and hand, foot, mouth disease,” Thao said.
“The health department is cooperating with relevant agencies to monitor the diseases, keep the people updated on them, and raise their awareness.”
|A child suffering from hand, foot, mouth disease in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
Dang Ngoc Tan T., a two-year-old child from Cai Be District, died from hand, foot, mouth disease on October 27.
Earlier on October 19, Dieu Thi Vu H., a seven-year-old from Go Cong Tay District, surrendered to dengue fever, prolonged shock, and multi-organ damage.
There have been 2,365 hand, foot, mouth diagnoses in Tien Giang in the year to date.
Cai Be, Cai Lay, and Go Cong Dong are the three districts that have reported a large number of cases.
The province has reported 1,576 dengue cases, with Cai Be, Chau Thanh, and Cai Lay District topping the list.