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.
The southern province of Dong Nai is stepping up efforts to increase awareness of Zika virus among workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The health sector of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has taken measures against mosquito-borne Zika virus at international border gates.
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).
Singapore reported eight new Zika cases on September 7, fewer than the number of cases on previous days.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Health on April 6 issued a temporary manual guiding pregnant women on how to take care of themselves amid the circulation of the Zika virus.
VOV.VN - On April 2, the Ministry of Health set up 8 teams to inspect Zika prevention and control in 16 cities and provinces.
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.