VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health on May 25 confirmed that a 25-year-old man in Da Nang city has been infected with Zika virus, becoming the first case of this infection in Vietnam this year.
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.
A pregnant woman residing in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11 has been diagnosed with Zika virus, raising the total number of Zika infections among expectant mothers in the city to 18.
VOV.VN - When the link between Zika virus and birth defects first made headlines in Vietnam at the end of last year, many immediately worried about how this might affect Ho Chi Minh City. Now they are worrying more.
Nine out of 83 people infected with the Zika virus in Ho Chi Minh City are pregnant, according to the municipal Preventive Medical Centre.
Another 11 Zika cases have been detected in Ho Chi Minh City, increasing the total number of cases in the city to 57, the southern city’s preventive medicine centre said on November 20.
The Philippines has recorded 10 more new Zika cases, bringing the total number of locally-transmitted cases to 33, according to its health department.
Ho Chi Minh City detected three new Zika virus infections, raising the total number of infections in the city to 38, announced the municipal Department of Health on November 14.
The northern province of Quang Ninh is ramping up anti-Zika efforts given that it is a popular destination among tourists.
The southern province of Binh Duong has declared a Zika epidemic at communal level at Binh Chuan ward of Thuan An township.
Myanmar has recorded its first Zika infection, reported Myanmar media on October 27.
The first Zika virus infection in the southern province of Long An was announced by the provincial Health Department at a press conference on October 24, raising the total number of infections in the country to 11.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department said it launched 15 more points for screening and detecting Zika virus infections in the context of increasing number of infections in the city.
The Health Ministry launched a mosquito-killing drive across the country on October 21 in the context of dengue fever spreading in central and southern regions and the discovery of the 7th infection of Zika virus.
Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) on October 18 announced that Zika virus in the country’s biggest hotspot has been eliminated.
The Philippine Health Ministry on October 14 reported two new cases of Zika virus infection, bringing the country’s total number of Zika virus infections to 17 this year.
HCM City and Binh Duong, where the two latest Zika infection cases were detected, have been urged to take urgent measures to prevent the virus from spreading among the community.
Two people, one from Ho Chi Minh City and the other from neighbouring Binh Duong province, have been tested positive with Zika virus, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) under the Ministry of Health.
The Philippine Ministry of Health has confirmed three new cases of Zika virus, bringing the number of locally-transmitted Zika virus to 12 cases this year, including a pregnant woman.
The health sector of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has taken measures against mosquito-borne Zika virus at international border gates.