A combination of various public health and preventive medicine specialties should be paid attention to at the domestic and international levels to protect people’s health amid emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases globally, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son told a recent conference at the Pasteur Institute in HCM City.
VOV.VN - Efforts to stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever throughout Vietnam have failed to keep the country from one of its biggest outbreaks in decades, say some health officials.
Ho Chi Minh City needs to monitor infectious diseases and take measures to prevent cross-infections, avoiding a large-scale outbreak, a health official has said.
Although the number of Zika virus infection cases have dropped, the disease could break out on a large scale if no preventive plan was implemented since the beginning of the year, said a health expert.
There is a risk of widespread dengue fever outbreak in Vietnam in the time ahead if no prompt actions are taken, said Dr. Phan Trong Lan, head of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Pasteur Institute.