Health Ministry launches campaign to deal with Zika outbreak

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Health Ministry launches campaign to deal with Zika outbreak

After the Ministry of Health officially announced two cases of Zika virus infections yesterday, two mission teams led by Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Khanh Hoa to liaise with local authorities of the two places over the Zika outbreaks.

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Vietnam reports first Zika infections, raises alarm

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Vietnam reports first Zika infections, raises alarm

HANOI, April 5 - Mosquitoes have infected two women with the Zika virus in Vietnam, health authorities said on Tuesday, in the country's first cases of a disease linked in Brazil to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect.

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Zika virus spreads to Vietnam with first 2 confirmed cases

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Zika virus spreads to Vietnam with first 2 confirmed cases

Vietnam’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first two infections of the Zika virus in Ho Chi Minh City and the central resort town Nha Trang.

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Two Vietnamese women contract Zika virus, first in Vietnam - govt

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Two Vietnamese women contract Zika virus, first in Vietnam - govt

HANOI, April 5 - Two Vietnamese women have contracted the Zika virus which has been linked to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, and are the first Zika infections in Vietnam, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Health Ministry to open more hospitals for senior citizens

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Director of Hospital for Elderly People Professor Pham Thang said that more hospitals for elderly people will be opened in the future as the number of senior people is escalating drastically.

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Health Ministry sets up zika epidemic prevention teams

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Health Ministry sets up zika epidemic prevention teams

On April 2, the Ministry of Health set up 8 teams to inspect Zika prevention and control in 16 cities and provinces.

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Health Ministry removes substandard antibiotic, vaccine from circulation

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health yesterday decided to take back batches of substandard antibiotics and vaccine from pharmacies across the country.

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Online meeting between health ministry, related agencies on Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Though nearly 800 blood samples taken from 32 cities and provinces across the country are negative for Zika virus, health authority asked revelant agencies to raise its alert level to virus Zika, announced at an online meeting between the steering board committee of Zika virus prevention and major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and central province of Khanh Hoa.

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Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases rise to 5,235

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases rise to 5,235

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus rose to 5,235 in the week through March 25, from 5,200 a week earlier, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Chile reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Chile has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus having been sexually transmitted, the health ministry said in a statement on its website on Saturday.

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Vietnam raises Zika alert after Australian tourist returns home sick

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Vietnam raises Zika alert after Australian tourist returns home sick

Vietnam’s health ministry has raised the alert level for Zika vrus after an Australian tourist tested positive for the virus after coming home from Vietnam.

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Ministry to reduce use of antibiotics

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Ministry to reduce use of antibiotics

The health ministry has instructed hospitals nationwide to use antibiotics with more restraint in a bid to prevent growing resistance to the drugs.

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World Bank vows to support healthcare development in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

World Bank vows to support healthcare development in Vietnam

The World Bank (WB) is committed to supporting Vietnam in completing its goals set in the national strategy on medical development from 2016-2020.

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Much-hyped family doctor model fails to gain traction in Vietnam

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Much-hyped family doctor model fails to gain traction in Vietnam

A plan to improve Vietnam's healthcare system by introducing medical family practice is not going smoothly due to a lack of commitment and personnel, the Ministry of Health admitted last week.

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Vietnam’s health ministry launches campaign to prevent Zika disease

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s health ministry launches campaign to prevent Zika disease

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has called on local citizens to carry out necessary measures to prevent the outbreak of dengue fever and other disease brought about by the Zika virus.

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