More anti-dengue mosquitoes released in Vietnam Health

More anti-dengue mosquitoes released in Vietnam

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever –were released in Vinh Luong commune in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 6.
11 Zika cases reported in central Thailand ASEAN

11 Zika cases reported in central Thailand

Eleven people in Thailand's central Phichit province were confirmed to be infected with the Zika virus while 27 others are being monitored for confirmation, local authorities said on July 4.
Experts seek ways to control Arbovirus-caused diseases Health

Experts seek ways to control Arbovirus-caused diseases

About 130 Vietnamese and foreign medical experts gathered in Hanoi on June 12 at an international symposium on the management, prevention and control of some diseases caused by Arthropod-borne virus (Arbovirus), any of a group of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks or other arthropods.
New Zika cluster detected in Singapore World

New Zika cluster detected in Singapore

The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has announced that a new Zika cluster was detected at Flower Road/Hendry Close, nearing to the North-East Region.
Government aims to improve border health checks Health

Government aims to improve border health checks

Communicable diseases from around the world could enter Vietnam and spread easily if the country does not improve prevention and control, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department.
Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang Health

Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang

The Ministry of Health will release 1 million to 1.4 million of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in four wards in Nha Trang city in an effort to reduce the number of incidences of dengue fever and Zika virus infections.