HCM City identifies babies in need of measles shots Health

HCM City identifies babies in need of measles shots

Health centres in Ho Chi Minh City are working to verify how many children aged one to five have not been immunised against measles for a national campaign to provide free two-in-one vaccines against measles and rubella starting this month.
HCM City sees sharp rise in dengue fever cases Health

HCM City sees sharp rise in dengue fever cases

The number of dengue fever cases in Ho Chi Minh City shot up by 125 percent in October compared to a year earlier and could rise further this month, the peak season, the Preventive Health Centre has warned.
Bird flu detected in Phu Yen province Health

Bird flu detected in Phu Yen province

An outbreak of A/H5N6 influenza, also known as bird flu, which is transmittable to humans, has been detected in the central province of Phu Yen, said a local official.
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.
Hanoi still wary of dengue fever Health

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 Health

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 Health

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 Health

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 Health

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 Health

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.