Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) on Wednesday said over 21,000 people have been infected with the Dengue fever since the beginning of 2018.
The Russian health watchdog added that four people have died from the disease.
“Since the beginning of the year, 21,500 cases of the Dengue fever have been registered in Vietnam.
“During the first six months of 2018 four cases of the disease in Vietnam resulted in deaths,’’ the statement said.
The watchdog pointed out that within last several years some cases of the Dengue fever had been registered in Russia among people, who visited Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India as well as Hong Kong and the Maldives.
In 2016, 145 cases of the Dengue fever were registered in Russia, 196 cases in 2017, while in the first six months of 2018 a total of 113 cases were registered in the country.
The Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes found in many areas in the world, including in the countries of Southeast Asia.
Symptoms might include headache, vomiting, skin rash and low blood pressure among others.
It is mostly non-fatal; however complications could lead to the death of a patient.