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243 pregnant women tested for COVID-19 in Quang Nam province

243 pregnant women tested for COVID-19 in Quang Nam province

VOV.VN - The central province of Quang Nam saw more than 340 Vietnamese citizens who had recently been repatriated from Taiwan (China) tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 30, with pregnant women making up 243 of the total.

Hospitals take steps to reduce maternal, child mortality rates

Hospitals take steps to reduce maternal, child mortality rates

Maternal and child mortality rates could be reduced in Vietnam if hospitals actively seek solutions to prevent medically adverse events and medical errors, the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health has recommended.

Experts: Air pollution – a threat to public health

Experts: Air pollution – a threat to public health

Air pollution is posing a serious threat to the public’s health, with children, pregnant women, and outdoor workers being the most vulnerable groups, heard a workshop in Hanoi on January 17.

Hanoi: pre-natal care lowers maternal mortality rate

Hanoi: pre-natal care lowers maternal mortality rate

The Reproductive Health Care Centre of Hanoi reported that 99.9% of pregnant women have received pre-natal care, thus reducing the city’s maternity mortality rate to below the national level.

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.

HCM City using thermal foggers to kill mosquitoes

HCM City using thermal foggers to kill mosquitoes

The HCM City Preventive Health Centre is piloting the use of thermal foggers to kill mosquitoes, replacing the ultra-low volume (UTL) cold fogger, as the number of Zika incidences continues to increase.

Thailand detects 33 new Zika cases

Thailand detects 33 new Zika cases

Thailand’s Health Ministry on November 16 announced that 33 new Zika cases have been found and surveillance efforts are being intensified for groups of high vulnerability, especially pregnant women.

HCM City steps up screening for Zika virus

HCM City steps up screening for Zika virus

Ho Chi Minh City is offering more advice and tests for pregnant women amidst fear of the Zika virus, with 17 cases reported in the southern city by October 31.

Most asthma patients in Vietnam can’t manage disease

Most asthma patients in Vietnam can’t manage disease

More than 50% of asthma patients have poor control of their disease, despite the availability of treatments to help manage their condition, according to the Society of Asthma and Allergy and Clinical Immunology in HCM City.

New range of serious fetal abnormalities linked to Zika: study

New range of serious fetal abnormalities linked to Zika: study

Fetuses in 29% of pregnant women with Zika virus infection were found to have a range of severe abnormalities, according to preliminary results from a small study that raised new concerns about the potential link between Zika and serious birth defects.

Vietnam continues tightening Zika observation at ports of entry

Vietnam continues tightening Zika observation at ports of entry

The health sector will continue strengthen the supervision at ports of entry for passengers from the countries and territories where the Zika virus is spreading, announced the General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM) under the Ministry of Health on February 23.

MoH: Zika testing now free for all pregnant women

MoH: Zika testing now free for all pregnant women

VOV.VN - The government will now start offering free Zika testing to all pregnant women who recently travelled to any of the 44 countries affected by the virus, regardless of whether they show symptoms, says the Ministry of Health (MoH).