Bird flu claims fifth fatality Health

Bird flu claims fifth fatality

The Ministry of Health on Nov. 30 reported that a 23-year-old man had died from avian influenza type H5N1 in the northwestern province of Dien Bien , bringing the total number of fatalities this year in the country to five
Society

Over 10,000 people die of A/H1N1

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on December 18 confirmed that the A/H1N1 flu had killed more than 10,000 people in 208 countries and territories across the world since its outbreak in April.
Society

Gov't issues urgent measures against dengue fever

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 26 issued instructions on measures to be taken promptly against dengue fever in the wake of a surge in infections from the disease which is likely to evolve into a large-scale outbreak.
Society

Poor to get H1N1 flu vaccine

The World Health Organisation plans to start sending H1N1 flu vaccines to poorer countries as early as next month, the United Nations agency’s head of vaccine research said on Oct. 12.
Politics

VN calls for democratic order in Honduras

Vietnam strongly denounces the coup targeting the democratically and legitimately elected President Zelaya of Honduras, said Ambassador Bui The Giang, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Security Council.
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.
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.
Health

Vietnam confirms 10 new A/H1N1 flu cases

Vietnam has reported 10 newly-confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu, bringing to 309 the total number of infections in the Southeast Asian nation as of 5:00 pm on July 14.
Society

Vietnam spreads information to combat spread of A/H1N1

The Health Ministry on July 28 sent an urgent telegram to central municipal and provincial health directors asking them to reinforce the dissemination of information on A/H1N1 amid complicated developments of the disease in Vietnam and around the world.
Vietnam confirms six new A/H1N1 flu cases Health

Vietnam confirms six new A/H1N1 flu cases

Vietnam’s health authorities on July 11 confirmed six more cases of A/H1N1 influenza infection, bringing the country’s tally to 285 with no deaths being reported so far.
Health

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.
Health

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.