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Parasitology

Vietnam receives mobile hi-tech lab from Russia

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Vietnam receives mobile hi-tech lab from Russia

Representatives of Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) handed over a mobile lab to Major General Nguyen Hong Du, Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre on September 11 on the sidelines of the fourth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Health sector targets to curb malaria

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Health sector targets to curb malaria

The health sector aims to keep the rate of people with malaria below 0.15 per thousand and the rate of mortality related to the disease below 0.02 per thousand in the 2016-2020 period.

Thua Thien-Hue to cope with exotic malaria

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Thua Thien-Hue to cope with exotic malaria

Localities in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue are facing increased cases of malaria, due primarily to imported infections from neighbouring Laos, according to the provincial Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology.

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

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Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Although Vietnam has seen a downward trend of malaria cases, elimination of the disease faces challenges, including the emergence of a strain that has become more drug-resistant, thus, requiring a longer period of recovery, and an increasing number of cases caused by a less dangerous strain that is, however, more difficult to treat.