The Pediatrics Hospital estimates that some 1,200
to 1,500 children have come to the hospital for examinations each day
Nhuan said children had been badly hit by diseases, including dengue, due to recent flooding in Hanoi and northern provinces.
The floods have created stagnant bodies of water, perfect breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that spread the disease.
The agency said 81
percent of the city’s current dengue patients are Hanoi residents, with
the rest coming from nearby provinces.
The fever has hit 170 communes and wards in the city’s 21 districts, the agency said.
Twenty southern cities
and provinces have seen a total of 69 deaths from 58,635 dengue fever
cases this year, the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute reported early