WHO warns second wave of A/H1N1 flu outbreaks Health

WHO warns second wave of A/H1N1 flu outbreaks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is advising countries in the northern hemisphere to prepare for a second wave of pandemic spread as the A/H1N1 virus is now the dominant influenza strain.

Super flu’s victims now exceed 1,000

Vietnam confirmed nine more cases of the A/H1N1 flu, bringing total infections to 1,004, with one death, as of 5 pm on August 5, according to the Ministry of Health.

A/H1N1 warnings go on high alert

Vietnam ’s preventive health chief warned that the A/H1N1 flu is beginning to spread to the community and is now posing a serious threat of a larger outbreak, especially since many of the infected show unclear clinical symptoms of the disease.

Vietnam set on 50 pct rate of exclusive breastfeeding

Vietnam is determined to raise the country’s rate of exclusively feeding infants with breast milk for six months after delivery to 50 percent, health authorities said in the “Call for Action” launched on July 31.

Vietnam confirms 13 new A/H1N1 flu cases

Vietnam ’s health authorities on July 7 confirmed 13 more cases of A/H1N1 influenza infection, bringing the country’s tally to 248 with no deaths being reported so far.

Urgent measures taken to combat A/H1N1 flu

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired an emergency meeting with the National Steering Committee on Human Influenza Prevention on June 12, requesting all sectors to make more effort and take immediate measures to combat A/H1N1flu from spreading throughout Vietnam.

Canadian traveller quarantined for flu

The HCM City Department of Health on May 26 quarantined a Canadian traveller after discovering that he had sat next to a passenger who had tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus, following a flight from the US to Hong Kong.

Nearly 40,000 Vietnamese die of smoking annually

Vietnam is estimated to have 40,000 deaths from smoking-related diseases each year, quadruple the number of fatalities caused by traffic accidents and this number is forecast to climb to 70,000 by 2030.
Health Ministry: no swine flu in Vietnam Politics

Health Ministry: no swine flu in Vietnam

The Preventative Medicine and Environment Department under the Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are no cases of swine flu in Vietnam after a warning was issued about the epidemic in the US and Mexico.

Vietnam monitors five possible A/H1N1 cases

Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department said it has traced and identified five people who were aboard the same flight with a Vietnamese-American girl infected with the A/H1N1 virus, who is currently isolated and under close observation in the Republic of Korea.
Urgent measures needed to combat swine flu Health

Urgent measures needed to combat swine flu

The National Steering Committee on Influenza in Humans convened an urgent meeting in Hanoi on April 28 to provide guidance on preventive measures to combat swine flu type A (H1N1).