Health ministry warns of spring diseases Health

Health ministry warns of spring diseases

Health experts are advising people to take precautions to prevent epidemics and diseases that frequently occur in the first three months of the year during the humid weather and crowded festivals, said Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine.
Vaccination is key to outbreak prevention: experts Health

Vaccination is key to outbreak prevention: experts

Health experts have urged parents to have their babies fully vaccinated in order to create a barrier of immunisation for the whole community as several infectious diseases are raging across the country.
Seasonal diseases pick up with winter Health

Seasonal diseases pick up with winter

The first cold spell of winter in the northern region has brought with it an increase in sicknesses like measles, mumps, flu and chicken pox, local reports say.
HCM City orders clean-up for new school year Society

HCM City orders clean-up for new school year

HCM City schools were instructed to work with health centres to disinfect classrooms and devices serving children eating lunch, taking a nap and attending extra classes ahead of the new school year.
Hanoi tackles summer diseases Health

Hanoi tackles summer diseases

Hanoi health authorities have taken precautions to prevent epidemics and diseases that frequently occur in the period over spring and summer during the hot weather.
Outbreaks create vaccine shortages Health

Outbreaks create vaccine shortages

There was a shortage of imported vaccines in Vietnam's immunisation services when there was an outbreak of disease, a conference was told in Hanoi last week.
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Diseases on wane in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City saw a decline in the number of cases of dengue fever, measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, diarrhoea, mumps and Rubella in April compared to the first three months of the year, according to the city's Preventive Health Centre.
Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages Health

Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages

About 30,000 doses of "five-in-one" vaccine and 200,000 doses of "six-in-one" vaccine will be imported next month to use in the nation's immunisation programme, said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the programme.
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Nation imports scarce chicken pox vaccine

Vaccination stations in Hanoi have run out of chicken pox vaccine and others throughout the country may soon run out, the director of the Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre, Nguyen Nhat Cam said.
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Hospitals brace for flu season

Paediatricians are warning that children are at greater risk of picking up viruses when the weather changes in autumn.