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HCM City enhances use of IT for disease surveillance

HCM City enhances use of IT for disease surveillance

Ho Chi Minh City will expand the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology this year for surveillance of infectious diseases, such as hand-foot-mouth, throughout the city after successfully piloting it for dengue fever, deputy director of the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre, said.

Zika infections reach 233 in Vietnam

Zika infections reach 233 in Vietnam

Vietnam reported 13 new Zika cases, this year, raising total infections of the mosquito-borne virus to 233 since last summer with nearly 90% of the patients living in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam actively copes with potential epidemics

Vietnam actively copes with potential epidemics

The epidemics abroad are likely to break out in Vietnam unless preventive measures are taken, head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Tran Dac Phu warned at a seminar in Hanoi on February 15 to launch tasks against epidemic infection in the north.

Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang

Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang

The Ministry of Health will release 1 million to 1.4 million of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in four wards in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa in an effort to reduce the number of incidences of dengue fever and Zika virus infections.

HCM City prevents diseases through GIS

HCM City prevents diseases through GIS

Ho Chi Minh City has decided to promote its geographic information system (GIS), to prevent infectious diseases, said Le Hong Nga, Deputy Director of the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre.

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.

Google releases search trends among online Vietnamese

Google releases search trends among online Vietnamese

Google search trends for 2016 in Vietnam reveal that games, sports, entertainment, and lottery results were the most searched topics among Vietnamese internet users, and national university exams and global issues such as the US election, events in Syria, Zika virus, and Black Friday shopping.

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.

Dong Nai province records first Zika case

Dong Nai province records first Zika case

The southern province of Dong Nai has reported its first case of Zika – a woman who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, local health department reported.

Immunity to Zika still low: official

Immunity to Zika still low: official

Vietnam may see more Zika cases because community immunity to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is still low, particularly in central, southern and Central Highland provinces.

Zika on the rise in HCM City

Zika on the rise in HCM City

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.

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.

Philippines reports 10 more Zika cases

Philippines reports 10 more Zika cases

The Philippines has recorded 10 more new Zika cases, bringing the total number of locally-transmitted cases to 33, according to its health department.