Deputy PM Dam urges astute methods for pneumonia prevention

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam paid a visit to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on January 23 in order to directly guide the prevention and control of the spread of the acute pneumonia epidemic caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) in Vietnam.

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He noted that the nation has previous experience in dealing with similar epidemics such as the SARS virus, and Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, which will serve to aid the country in forming measures in order to cope with the potential spread of this latest disease.

Duc Dam put forward a request that the hospital, in addition to other relevant agencies, work to make thorough preparations aimed at both preventing and controlling the spread of the pneumonia epidemic caused by nCoV.

According to the World Health Organization, cases of acute pneumonia are caused by nCoV, have reported in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. The early stages of the virus spreading came from the first patient who started to develop symptoms on December 12, 2019.

As of January 23, as many as 600 people are reported to be suffering from the disease with 17 people already being killed as a result.

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