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Middle East respiratory syndrome

45,000 individuals screened for MERS symptoms

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45,000 individuals screened for MERS symptoms

Nearly 45,000 individuals arriving in Vietnam by air, sea and land from countries affected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been screened by body-temperature scanners, a health official said.

HCM City holds MERS-CoV drill

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HCM City holds MERS-CoV drill

A drill was organised at Children’s Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City to build the capacity of health workers to cope with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Lam Dong: suspected MERS case tests negative

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Lam Dong: suspected MERS case tests negative

The Russian visitor in Lam Dong province who was suspected of contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) tested negative for the deadly virus, affirmed the Central Highlands province’s Department of Health Director Pham Thi Bach Yen on June 24.

Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV

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Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health organised an online meeting on June 23 with ASEAN member states, the Republic of Korea, Japan and China to share information on coping with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Lam Dong: Suspected MERS-CoV case quarantined

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Lam Dong: Suspected MERS-CoV case quarantined

A Russian visitor is currently being quarantined at the Lam Dong General Hospital in Da Lat city due to possible infection with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), said the Lam Dong province’s Department of Health Director Pham Thi Bach Yen.

Thai ministry holds daily MERS surveillance meeting

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Thai ministry holds daily MERS surveillance meeting

Daily meetings of the Ministry of Public Health continue to monitor the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation, while the Department of Health Service Support (HSS) has urged private hospitals and clinics to follow common practices in coping with the MERS case.

ASEAN concerned over MERS-CoV spread

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ASEAN concerned over MERS-CoV spread

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is concerned over the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.

Hanoi runs MERS-Cov handling drill

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Hanoi runs MERS-Cov handling drill

A drill was jointly conducted by the Bac Thang Long Hospital and the municipal Department of Health on June 20 in Hanoi to enhance instruction capacity and effective and quick response in the case the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters the country.

HCM City asked to strengthen measures against MERS-CoV

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HCM City asked to strengthen measures against MERS-CoV

A Health Ministry delegation led by Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien inspected the prevention efforts for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Tan Son Nhat International Airport .

Thailand affirms first MERS case

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Thailand affirms first MERS case

Thailand confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on June 18, becoming the fourth Asian country to catch the deadly virus after the Philippines, China and the Republic of Korea.

Hanoi extends precautions against MERS-CoV

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Hanoi extends precautions against MERS-CoV

Hanoi has been stepping up precautionary measures to ward off transmission risk of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), as heard at a meeting on June 18 in Hanoi between Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and the municipal authorities.

Suspected MERS-CoV cases in Hai Phong test negative

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Suspected MERS-CoV cases in Hai Phong test negative

Two patients suspected of contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) tested negative for the deadly virus, announced Dr. Nguyen Quang Tap, Director of the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Hospital in the northern city of Hai Phong on June 17.

Medial workers trained in handling MERS-CoV

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Medial workers trained in handling MERS-CoV

The Ministry of Health is organising a training course for more than 200 medical staff from 10 northern mountainous provinces on dealing with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from June 17-18.

Hospitals advised to have area for suspected MERS-CoV cases

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Hospitals advised to have area for suspected MERS-CoV cases

All hospitals across the nation should set up a separate section giving medical services to suspected cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in order to prevent the spread of the virus inside the hospitals, according to a Health Ministry’s official.