VOV.VN - The quarantine period for outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is set to be raised in Hanoi from 21 days to 28 days, according to information released during the 21st session of the COVID-19 Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control held in the capital on March 18.
VOV.VN - As a means of preventing the spread of recent bouts of severe pneumonia which have been flaring up in China, Hanoi’s health sector has set up five remote body temperature gauges at Noi Bai International Airport to strictly monitor all passengers coming from Wuhan, China, in order to detect any symptoms of the infectious disease.
VOV.VN - The number of dengue fever cases has continued to rise throughout Vietnam in recent weeks as the epidemic is predicted to undergo a number of complicated developments in the near future, according to the Ministry of Health.
Thirty-two cases of measles were recorded in Hanoi in the first three weeks of 2019, mostly children who are under five years old and have not been fully vaccinated.
As many as 271 cases of measles have been reported in Hanoi since the beginning of this year, compared to just 60 for all of last year.
Experts are warning against an outbreak of dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth disease as wet weather continues.
Doctors called for better personal hygiene and nutrition among children to prevent and fight against hand-foot-mouth disease, especially during the period from March to May, which typically sees the biggest spread of the disease each year in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Health has warned that home vaccination services were unsafe and likely to cause serious side-effects to children if administered at home.
The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever was high in Hanoi, healthcare officials have warned.
Activities for the annual ASEAN Dengue Day will be held in HCM City on June 14.
(VOV) - Since early this year, Hanoi has reported 21 cases of Japanese encephalitis, 17 cases more than the same period last year.