4th baby dies as Vietnam brings back controversial Quinvaxem

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4th baby dies as Vietnam brings back controversial Quinvaxem

A baby is vaccinated at Ho Chi Minh City's leading obstetrics hospital Tu Du. Photo courtesy of Dan Tri

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A million children a year develop TB, study

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, said a study yesterday that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young.

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Hospitals run short of vaccine

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Parents in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces filed complaints against hospitals for not having the six-in-one vaccination available on March 15.

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Influx of Hospitalizations in Hanoi

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Hospitals in Hanoi have received a large influx of children and seniors.

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Vietnam reports first bird flu death in 2014

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Vietnam reports first bird flu death in 2014

Chickens are butchered and sold at market in Vietnam / FILE PHOTO

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Vietnam on Alert for H7N9 Virus

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Vietnam on Alert for H7N9 Virus

Authorities worry the H7N9 virus, also known as Avian Flu, a disease transmitted from poultry, is spreading fast across the China border.

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Another baby dies in Vietnam of controversial Dutch vaccine

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Another baby dies in Vietnam of controversial Dutch vaccine

The mother of the 2.5-month-old baby who died tragically in Da Lat Wednesday after getting his first shot of the pentavalent vaccine Quinvaxem. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Immunisation funding to be cut

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

Immunisation funding to be cut

Health experts might limit the number of participants in the national immunisation programme or reduce the available vaccines, as funds will be reduced by 40 per cent next year.

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2 more babies die in Vietnam after getting reintroduced Dutch vaccine

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2 more babies die in Vietnam after getting reintroduced Dutch vaccine

A child gets a shot of Quinvaxem in Hanoi. Photo by Thuy Anh

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15 infants die after Quinvaxem vaccination this year

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15 infants die after Quinvaxem vaccination this year

After 15 children died nationwide following Quinvaxem vaccination, health authorities said it was monitoring the situation and whether or not to discontinue the vaccination must be decided based on scientific grounds.

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Ministry wants verification of infant death in private clinic

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health on November 23 asked the Department of Health in Hanoi and related agencies to verify the death of a 16-month-old boy at an unlicensed private clinic in Thuong Tin District, and report back before November 27.

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Schools combat cough medicine craze

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Schools combat cough medicine craze

School managers warned students not to take the pills and immediately held a meeting with parents and teachers to inform them about the situation.

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Ministry moves to restrict addictive cough medicine

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

Health and educational experts proposed that the Ministry of Health (MoH) place the cough medicine on its list of addictive substances, which would restrict sales to adults with a doctor's prescription.

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Concerns over students’ abuse of addictive cough drug

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Concerns over students’ abuse of addictive cough drug

The Nov 8 meeting heard concerns that students in several Ho Chi Minh City junior high schools are alarmingly abusing or coaxed into using Recotus, a non-prescription cough medicine, which can create illusions and even death in case of overdose.

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Teens pop cough pill to get smart and cocky

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Teens pop cough pill to get smart and cocky

Cough pills Recotus is currently not a prescribed medicine and thus available to anyone at a drugstore. Photo by Dao Ngoc Thach

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