The dengue fever season is peaking, with a sharp rise in incidence of the mosquito-borne disease in Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and the south-east, according to preventive medicine centres.
VOV.VN - Although there has been a 36% decrease in the number of dengue fever cases in HCM City in the first seven months of 2018 compared to last year, one death has been reported in district 12 due to the epidemic, according to Dr Nguyen Tri Dung, director of HCM City’s Preventive Medicine Centre.
VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City officials have declared a health emergency following reports of a spike in the number of reported cases of dengue and three deaths year-to-date from of the mosquito-borne disease.
VOV.VN - The Hanoi Centre for Preventive Medicine announced today (May 17) that there have been 165 reported cases of dengue fever in districts throughout the capital city since the beginning of the year.
VOV.VN - The southern coastal province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau has reported its first case of Zika – a man who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, currently in stable condition and expected to fully recover.
The health sector of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has taken measures against mosquito-borne Zika virus at international border gates.
Federal health officials on August 19 warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination.
The central city of Danang should roll out communication campaigns on dengue fever prevention on a larger scale and with diverse methods, focusing on densely-populated areas.
A team from the Ministry of Health on August 5 inspected dengue fever prevention efforts in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, which is a hotbed of the mosquito-borne disease at present.
Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus.
The head of the World Health Organization warned on February 24 that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.
The Ministry of Health is coordinating closely with relevant sectors to keep tourists from Zika virus-affected countries under strict monitoring, aiming to prevent the virus from entering Vietnam, reported an online conference in Hanoi on February 2.
Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health anticipates that the Zika virus will spread across the nation— though no cases have been reported to date .
The health sector of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, one of localities seeing a rise in recorded dengue cases, has tackled 426 hotbeds of the disease in accordance with directions from the Ministry of Health.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases is struggling to cope with a flood of dengue fever patients who insist on getting treated there, instead of local hospitals and clinics.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) formed 10 working teams on September 28 to fight dengue fever, the incidence rate of which has risen above the same period last year, in 20 provinces and cities.