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Hanoi still wary of dengue fever

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Hanoi still wary of dengue fever

Dengue fever in Hanoi has dropped since last month, down 95.8 percent against the same period last year, but the risk of contracting the disease is still high, warned Dr Nguyen Nhat Cam, Director of the city’s Disease Control Centre.

Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

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Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

The reoccurrence of virus Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a common cause of life-threatening illnesses for hand-foot-mouth (HFMD) patients, has made the disease dangerous and could easily spread into an outbreak, health experts have said.

Disease season peaks in southern region

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Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.

Health Ministry recommends preventive measures against MERS-CoV

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Health Ministry recommends preventive measures against MERS-CoV

The Health Ministry is keeping a close watch on the developments of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related corona virus (MERS-CoV) and giving recommendations on preventive measures to the public, following the information that the Republic of Korea recently reported the first case in 2018.

Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi

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Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi

An unexpected spike in the number of children catching measles in Hanoi this summer has left doctors worrying about a potential outbreak, given that 90 percent of the infected children reportedly had yet to receive a vaccination.

Hanoi warns about rise in measles cases

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Hanoi warns about rise in measles cases

More than 200 cases of measles have been reported in the capital city of Hanoi since the start of the year compared to just 60 cases that were recorded for the whole of last year, the municipal Department of Health has said.

Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases

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Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases

Although the number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam in the first months of this year posted a year-on-year decrease of 41.4 percent, there remain numerous latent risks of the disease to break out, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine.