55 individuals in Cao Bang contracted bacillary dysentery resulting in diarrhea

Shocking Surge: A Reemergence of Bacillary Dysentery Cases in Vietnam and its Implications

In recent times, there has been an outbreak of bacillary dysentery in Duc Hanh commune, Bao Lam district, with a total of 55 people suffering from abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. This outbreak occurred after many years of absence, and it is currently being managed by the Cao Bang Provincial Center for Disease Control (CDC).

According to Mr. Nong Tri Truyen, Deputy Director of the CDC of Cao Bang province, the patients displayed symptoms such as abdominal pain around the navel, mild fever, and frequent loose stools with bloody mucus. Samples were taken for testing to confirm bacillary dysentery infection. Currently, four patients are receiving treatment at Bao Lam District Medical Center while the others are being treated at home and are in stable condition.

The outbreak of bacillary dysentery is caused by Shigella bacteria and is transmitted through the fecal-oral route. Insects like flies and cockroaches can also spread the disease by contaminating food. The favorable conditions for the transmission of infectious diseases include unhygienic living habits, hot and humid climate with abundant rain.

Symptoms of bacillary dysentery include high fever, chills, headache, fatigue, seizures in children, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal cramps

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