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HCM City enhances use of IT for disease surveillance

HCM City enhances use of IT for disease surveillance

Ho Chi Minh City will expand the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology this year for surveillance of infectious diseases, such as hand-foot-mouth, throughout the city after successfully piloting it for dengue fever, deputy director of the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre, said.

Can Tho sets health care targets for 2018

Can Tho sets health care targets for 2018

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho aims to lower the HIV infection rate in the locality to less than 0.3% in 2018, said Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Cao Minh Chu.

Electronic disease surveillance system inefficient

Electronic disease surveillance system inefficient

All hospitals in the country are responsible for reporting about patients with infectious diseases through an electronic surveillance system to enable preventive health officials to take timely preventive action against their spread, but many hospitals fail to report accurately.

Capital records fewer dengue fever cases

Capital records fewer dengue fever cases

Half of Hanoi’s 30 districts reported fewer people infected with dengue fever last week, while the figure for the remaining half was unchanged compared to the previous week.

Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue

Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue

Despite a recent sharp fall in the number of dengue cases, the community should not neglect preventive measures against the epidemics, warned the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

Flood-hit areas brace for diseases

Flood-hit areas brace for diseases

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health warned on October 17 that flooding and rains in central and northern provinces could trigger disease outbreaks.

Dengue cases in Hanoi decrease

Dengue cases in Hanoi decrease

The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi continued to drop in the last few weeks, announced the city’s Department of Health on October 9.

Dengue fever cases nationwide fall

Dengue fever cases nationwide fall

Most localities nationwide have reported declines in dengue fever cases in the past four weeks, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department, on September 14.

HCM City sees dengue rising slowly

HCM City sees dengue rising slowly

Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 13,763 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, an increase of 27% compared to the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Health.

Dengue prevention efforts to continue

Dengue prevention efforts to continue

The number of dengue patients in the capital city continues to decline, but preventive efforts must continue, said Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Hanoi: new dengue fever cases drop

Hanoi: new dengue fever cases drop

The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi has dropped in the recent two weeks but is still high, heard a meeting of the Steering Committee on Epidemics Prevention and Control in Hanoi on August 25.

Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever

Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien ordered Hanoi authorities to promote communication work to raise public awareness of dengue fever prevention during a trip to inspect disease control in Thuy Khue ward, Tay Ho district on August 20.

Hanoi, HCM City focus on stamping out dengue fever

Hanoi, HCM City focus on stamping out dengue fever

The capital city of Hanoi has been taking efforts to stamp out the dengue fever outbreak which has plagued the city in recent months, with nearly 15,400 cases reported in 12 districts so far this year.