The Ministry of Health said that in April 2021, the country recorded 64 cases Encephalitis virus, including 1 death in Ben Tre province. It is also the first case of death from viral encephalitis this year. Accumulated from the beginning of the year to now, the country has recorded 145 cases of viral encephalitis, equivalent to the same period in 2020. The most serious sequelae of children with encephalitis is the impact on motor and nerve, or respiration.
Children with encephalitis can have sequelae affecting movement – Photo: Thuy Linh
In addition, in April, there were also 2 cases of meningitis caused by meningococcal tissue but no death case. Cumulative since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded 8 cases of meningitis caused by meningococcal tissue (an increase of 4 cases compared to the same period last year), of which 1 case died in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam is a tropical country with many infectious diseases transmitted by insects, including viral encephalitis. . Viral encephalitis is a dangerous condition caused by a variety of viruses, often causing damage to the brain, resulting in neurological sequelae and high mortality.
In addition to viral encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease are also infectious diseases that are at risk of outbreaks in the summer.
The report of the Ministry of Health said that in April, the whole country recorded 3,728 cases of dengue fever, of which 2 cases died. Cumulative since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded 19,710 cases of dengue fever, of which 5 died in 4 localities: Phu Yen (2 cases), Binh Duong, Soc Trang and Ho Chi Minh City each. province 1 case.
Regarding hand, foot and mouth disease, there were also 8,705 cases and 3 deaths this month. Cumulative since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded 20,576 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (an increase of 1.9 times the previous year), of which 4 cases died in 3 provinces: Dak Lak (1 case), Kien Giang (2 cases), An Giang (1 case).