The isolated area for measles patients at Hanoi's Hospital of Pediatrics (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A total of 114 cases of measles were recorded in the capital city of Hanoi since the start of 2019, the municipal Health Department reported.      

The city detected 91 dengue cases, 59 hand-foot-mouth infections and 21 whooping cough patients. No deaths were recorded from these diseases.

Hoang Duc Hanh, vice director of the department, said the situation of diseases during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday was under control.

“There are no big outbreaks or dangerous epidemics,” he said.

Since the beginning of 2019, the city has not recorded cases of MERS-CoV, Ebola, Influenza A (H5N6), Influenza A (H7N9), or the Zika virus.

However, the current weather could facilitate the development of respiratory and digestive pathogen diseases, especially during the festivals in the beginning of the lunar year.

To proactively prevent these epidemics, the health department warned people to take the initiative in environmental hygiene and disinfection, improve the body’s resistance, ensure food hygiene and have all their vaccinations.-VNA