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Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

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Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

The reoccurrence of virus Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a common cause of life-threatening illnesses for hand-foot-mouth (HFMD) patients, has made the disease dangerous and could easily spread into an outbreak, health experts have said.

Disease season peaks in southern region

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Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.

Vietnam commits to wiping out tuberculosis by 2030

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Vietnam commits to wiping out tuberculosis by 2030

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has committed to wiping out tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam by 2030 while addressing the High-Level TB Meeting, held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Concerns over new cancer circular

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Concerns over new cancer circular

New Ministry of Health (MoH) regulations on cancer treatment for outpatients from other provinces is causing problems to hospitals and thousands of sufferers.

Domestically-produced influenza vaccines publicised

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Domestically-produced influenza vaccines publicised

Two influenza vaccines IVACFLU-S and IVACFLY, which were successfully produced in Vietnam, were introduced at a workshop held by the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) and the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in the central province of Khanh Hoa on September 25.

Vietnam looks to boost health cooperation with Argentina

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Vietnam looks to boost health cooperation with Argentina

Vietnam wants to learn from Argentina’s experience in campaigns to prevent harm from tobacco, alcohol and non-contagious diseases, as well as in providing initial healthcare and improving public health, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Vietnam ready for production of two influenza vaccines

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Vietnam ready for production of two influenza vaccines

The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) has completed the clinical trials of two types of seasonal influenza vaccine, which are expected to receive approval for commercial use in 2019, said Dr Le Van Be, head of the institute.