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One-fifth of Vietnamese population infected with HBV

Vietnam is one of nine countries in the West Pacific region with alarming rates of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with 10-20 percent of the population (10-16 million people) living with HBV, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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High risk of dengue fever outbreak

There is a high risk of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in 2015 because of strong increases in infection cases and abnormal weather patterns in the early months of 2015.
Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015 Health

Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015

Vietnam is likely to face the spread of dangerous infectious diseases in 2015 such as Ebola, bird flu, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and measles, especially in zones with large population fluctuations and ethnic minority areas, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine.
Health Ministry calls on preventive measures against measles Health

Health Ministry calls on preventive measures against measles

The General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health on February 10 called on all people, especially children, to apply preventive measures to avoid measles, with epidemic likely to spread in the humid and cold spring weather.
Measles epidemic risk rising, official warns Health

Measles epidemic risk rising, official warns

A measles epidemic is likely to spread due to the humid and cold weather and the increasing in travel at the beginning of the year, head of the Health Ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, has warned.