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Mosquitos continue to spread Zika virus in HCM City

Mosquitos continue to spread Zika virus in HCM City

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has 141 reported cases of Zika virus through December 20 in 23 districts, 18 of which are pregnant women who have contracted the mosquito-borne disease, reports the City Preventive Medicine Centre.

Zika on the rise in HCM City

Zika on the rise in HCM City

Another 11 Zika cases have been detected in Ho Chi Minh City, increasing the total number of cases in the city to 57, the southern city’s preventive medicine centre said on November 20.

HCM City announces three more Zika cases

HCM City announces three more Zika cases

Ho Chi Minh City detected three new Zika virus infections, raising the total number of infections in the city to 38, announced the municipal Department of Health on November 14.

Health workers study suspected microcephaly in Dak Lak

Health workers study suspected microcephaly in Dak Lak

A delegation from the Ministry of Health has arrived in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to inspect the suspected Zika-linked microcephaly case reported earlier in the locality, an official said on October 20.

Vietnamese infant suspected to have Zika-caused microcephaly

Vietnamese infant suspected to have Zika-caused microcephaly

Vietnam may have become the second Asian country, following Thailand, to report a case of microcephaly due to Zika contraction, with a four-month-old girl in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak showing signs of the birth defect.

More Zika virus cases found in Singapore, Thailand

More Zika virus cases found in Singapore, Thailand

Singapore discovered 14 new cases of Zika virus as of September 10, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases of the virus to 318, according the country’s Health Ministry (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

WHO to consider new evidence on Zika, Olympics next week

WHO to consider new evidence on Zika, Olympics next week

The World Health Organization said on June 7 it will convene experts next week to discuss the Zika outbreak, including its impact on the Rio Olympics, as new research suggests only a slight risk that more tourists will be infected at the Games.

HCM City declares Zika health emergency

HCM City declares Zika health emergency

VOV.VN - Dr Vuong Anh Tai of the Ho Chi Minh City Health Department on April 8 declared a Zika health emergency following the first reported case of the virus in the city.

Vietnam looks into chemical linked to microcephaly

Vietnam looks into chemical linked to microcephaly

The Ministry of Health on February 16 said Vietnam has imported more than 9,000 kilograms of pyriproxyfen, a chemical used to kill mosquito larvae and recently linked to microcephaly, a condition wherein babies are born with abnormally small heads.