Hospitals and clinics in Vietnam have started implementing surveillance of nosocomial infections and monitoring the hospital-infection control process, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said at a recent meeting.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is taking drastic measures to prevent and control dangerous infectious diseases spurred by extreme weather conditions.
Following quick avian flu tests in the northern province of Lang Son, negative results were recorded at the biggest market of Gieng Vuong and That Khe market – the nearest to the border with China.
Saudi Arabia’s temporary ban on the imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Vietnam over concerns about avian flu has no effect on the nation as it has not exported live poultry to any country yet, an official said on April 17.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Vietnam over concerns about avian flu.
Southern provinces and cities have drawn up a plan for prevention of avian influenza A(H7N9) as requested by the Prime Minister, following several outbreaks in China.
VOV.VN - Strains of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock in the northern province of Bac Ninh and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, report government officials.
Vietnam has halted the import of poultry from two US states as of March 10 where bird flu viruses have been rampaging, the Vietnamese government said on March 11.
Central Da Nang city has launched a series of preventive measures to prevent the outbreaks of H7N9 avian influenza in the city.
The Hanoi Health Department has announced two hotlines, 0949396115 and 0969082115, for H7N9 avian flu prevention, heard an online meeting on plans to prevent diseases in humans in Hanoi on March 7.
The Ministry of Health has warned of the possible intrusion of avian influenza A (H7N9) into Vietnam as the virus is raging in neighbouring China and Cambodia.
Law-enforcement force in Hai Ha district, Quang Ninh province on February 28 confiscated 12,000 breeding chickens smuggled from China.
The northern border provinces of Lao Cai and Lang Son have intensified measures to prevent A/H5N1, H5N6 and H7N9 avian influenza from entering Vietnam as the viruses are spreading in neighbouring China.
China has reported 340 human cases of the H7N9 virus while another dangerous strain is taking its toll in Cambodia.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued an urgent notice requiring centrally-run cities and provinces, especially border localities, ministries and agencies to deploy strong measures to prevent avian influenza viruses including H7N9 from entering Vietnam.
The increasing demand for food and travelling during the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday will pose a high risk for bird flu outbreaks, the Preventive Medicine Department said on February 2.
The increasing demand for food and rise in travelling during the lunar New Year holidays and the festival season will pose a high risk of disease outbreaks.
Global climate change and the El-Nino phenomenon have raised the risk of epidemic outbreaks if precautious measures are not properly taken, said a health official.
The Preventive Medicine Department confirmed that risk of disease spreading across borders is very high as human infections with a new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus are being reported from China.
Vietnam has not detected any new influenza strains or mutations that increase toxicity or are drug resistant, said the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department (PMD) on March 5.