Soon bring Japanese dengue vaccine to Vietnam

Soon bring Japanese dengue vaccine to Vietnam

(PLO)- Japan’s dengue vaccine is expected to be licensed for circulation in Vietnam in the near future.

On September 28, the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City organized a seminar “Orientations and solutions to improve the effectiveness of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) prevention in Vietnam”.

A representative of this unit said that in the near future, Japan’s dengue fever vaccine will soon be accessible to the Vietnamese people.

Accordingly, Japan’s dengue prevention vaccine called QDENGA (pronounced qui-den-ga) has been licensed for use in more than 30 countries including the European Union, England, Argentina, Indonesia, Brazil, and Thailand. Lan…

Test results show that the vaccine can create immune responses at different levels to all four strains of Dengue virus circulating in the world, helping to prevent disease and reduce the likelihood of hospitalization in people with dengue.

Up to now, Vietnam has recorded 81,808 cases of dengue fever in 2023, with 23 deaths. WHO recommends that in 2023 and 2024, climate change and El Nino may promote mosquito breeding, increasing the transmission of dengue and mosquito-borne diseases.

Experts attending the workshop discussed solutions to prevent and control dengue fever in Vietnam.

At the conference, domestic and international medical experts discussed initiatives and methods to improve the effectiveness of dengue prevention in Vietnam. At the same time, find new interventions that can enhance the management of dengue transmission.

Associate Professor. Dr. Doctor. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Director of Children’s Hospital 1, warned that dengue is a major threat in Vietnam as well as other countries around the world due to serious health consequences.

In addition to health risks, dengue also places an economic burden on individuals and communities. From newborns to the elderly, everyone can get dengue, but the age group most affected by dengue is still students. In addition, the disease also has a long-term impact on the psychology of patients, the community and has a significant impact on social security.

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From a medical perspective, the number of dengue patients has increased over the years, causing overwhelming pressure on hospitals, leading to an overload of the medical system and a lack of human resources to care for and treat patients properly.

To maintain treatment capacity in medical facilities, according to Dr. Hung, it is more important to have close coordination between treatment and prevention systems, combined with propaganda and advice to people about dengue disease to effectively implement dengue prevention to help reduce the number of dengue patients such as eliminating mosquitoes and larvae; Get vaccinated to prevent dengue when there is an effective vaccine to prevent dengue.

MSc. Luong Chan Quang, Deputy Head of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention, Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, commented that it is necessaryCombine learning from progressive epidemic control models in countries with similar climate and epidemic conditions to Vietnam such as Indonesia and Thailand.

In addition, the cooperation of the medical community and society is needed to build a stronger, more comprehensive and sustainable epidemic control model.

Experts attending the workshop said that it is necessary to have a sustainable and long-term solution to prevent and control dengue in Vietnam. This requires not only clinical and preventive measures but also public-private efforts and partnerships in combating dengue epidemics.

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