Animal health sector works to avert epidemics this year Health

Animal health sector works to avert epidemics this year

A key task of the animal health sector this year is to avert disease epidemics among livestock, poultry and aquatic products, especially bird flu, blue-ear, foot-and-mouth, and other animal-to-human diseases, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam announced at a conference reviewing the Department of Animal Health’s 2014 performance and determining its tasks for 2015 in Hanoi on January 23.
Health sector warns of A/H7N9 outbreak Health

Health sector warns of A/H7N9 outbreak

The Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Health is warning the community of high avian influenza A/H7N9 outbreak risks, especially during the winter-spring season of this year.
Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015 Health

Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015

Vietnam is likely to face the spread of dangerous infectious diseases in 2015 such as Ebola, bird flu, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and measles, especially in zones with large population fluctuations and ethnic minority areas, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine.
Vietnam halts Australia fruit imports Business

Vietnam halts Australia fruit imports

Vietnam plans to cease the import of 38 kinds of fruits from Australia from 2015, the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on December 17.
Dien Bien successfully limits HIV spread Health

Dien Bien successfully limits HIV spread

The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien recorded 291 new HIV-infected cases in the first ten months of 2014, a reduction of 155 cases from the same period last year, according to Hoang Xuan Chien, Director of the provincial centre for HIV/AIDS prevention and control.
Health Ministry uses standby fund for Ebola prevention Health

Health Ministry uses standby fund for Ebola prevention

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed the Ministry of Health to proactively use its standby fund created for countering epidemics in 2014 for preventive measures against Ebola epidemic, which has caused over 3,400 deaths in West Africa so far.