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Three dead after drinking root-infused alcohol in Vietnam

Three dead after drinking root-infused alcohol in Vietnam

The police department in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province has opened an investigation into the which plant’s roots were used to infuse flavors into a bottle of alcohol they suspect to have caused three deaths earlier this week.

Fatal skin disease caused by Aflatoxin

Fatal skin disease caused by Aflatoxin

The mysterious disease which has affected 215 people in central Quang Ngai Province's Ba To District was caused by Aflatoxin, a toxin produced by fungus in mouldy rice, The Ministry of Health has concluded.

Toxic Chinese lanterns prompt toy crackdown

Toxic Chinese lanterns prompt toy crackdown

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked local market watch departments to tighten inspections of the toy market and strictly punish any violations in quality, especially during the on-going Mid Autumn Festival season.

Olympic Committee urged to act for AO victims

Olympic Committee urged to act for AO victims

Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society Len Aldis has sent an open letter to London Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers, reminding them of what Dow Chemical, which is to be a sponsor of the Games, has done to Vietnamese people with the use of toxic chemical Agent Orange (AO).

A/H5N1 virus mutates against vaccines

A/H5N1 virus mutates against vaccines

The avian flu virus has genetically changed into new, highly toxic viruses that spread easily and resist vaccines while Vietnam has no vaccines to prevent these new kinds of flu in humans.