Hanoi conference tackles measles crisis

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Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen emphasised at a Hanoi conference on April 22 evaluating the ongoing outbreak of the disease.

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Photos: Parents care for children with measles in Vietnam

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Photos: Parents care for children with measles in Vietnam

As the fatal measles epidemic shows no sign of stoppage, many parents have spent day and night with their children at hospitals in Hanoi, the area most heavily affected by the disease.

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Apr 17

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Apr 17

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Measles cases reach 7,000 this year

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Measles cases reach 7,000 this year

The nation has to date recorded over 7,000 cases of measles this year, one third of which is in Hanoi, said Director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Nguyen Van Kinh at a meeting in Hanoi on April 16 to review the outbreak.

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Case of Brain Infection in Central Tropical Diseases Hospital

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The first case of meningoencephalitis, a serious type of brain infection, in 2014 was admitted into the Central Tropical Diseases Hospital on February 12.

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Army Day exhibition honours VN soldiers

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Army Day exhibition honours VN soldiers

A display of 60 sketches and paintings depicting soldiers, people and their works during the resistance war by 17 veteran painters is now open in the War Remnants Museum in HCM City to mark the 69th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army founding (December 22nd).

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Microorganism gene bank makes debut

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

The Central Tropical Disease Hospital launched a bank for storing microorganism genes, funded by the US government, on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

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Seminar discusses antibiotic management

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Seminar discusses antibiotic management

Antibiotic management drew the concern of many delegates at a seminar in Hanoi on October 24.

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H7N9 virus more virulent than H5N1, ministry says

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H7N9 virus more virulent than H5N1, ministry says

Amidst preparations being made to cope with the new bird flu virus strain H7N9 that has killed seven people in China, the Vietnamese Health Ministry has warned that the new strain is more dangerous than the H5N1 strain.

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25 Vietnamese caught on people smugglers' boat fined

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The military command in Vietnam southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Tuesday slapped a penalty of VND3.5 million (US$168) each on 25 people who tried to be smuggled by boat to Australia last month.

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25 people fined for attempt to leave Vietnam illegally

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25 people fined for attempt to leave Vietnam illegally

The Border Guard Command in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday imposed a fine of VND3.5 million (US$168) on each of the 25 people who attempted to illegally leave Vietnam for Australia by boat last month.

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Vietnam police bust gang smuggling migrants to Austrilia

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Báo Thanh Niên English 28 month(s) ago 1 related news

Police in Vietnam's Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province are investigating a gang smuggle people to Australia after busting an operation Sunday night.

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Medical workers struggle to contain spread of HFMD

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Medical workers struggle to contain spread of HFMD

More than 460,000 hand-foot-mouth cases have been reported in the country since the beginning of 2012, with 27 fatalities, but till now the disease has not been contained.

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Provinces asked to keep an eye on HFM disease

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Provinces asked to keep an eye on HFM disease

The Ministry of Health yesterday asked localities to maintain drastic measures to prevent the spread of hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease, which saw a 10-fold year-on-year increase in the first five months this year.

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Most antibiotics sold without prescription

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VietnamPlus English 37 month(s) ago

Ninety percent of antibiotics are sold domestically without a doctor's prescription, according to Nguyen Van Kinh, director of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases at a conference on antibiotic resistance on Oct. 26.

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