Sierra Leone burial team attacked despite lockdown

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Sierra Leone burial team attacked despite lockdown

A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone's capital on Saturday, a member of parliament said, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record.

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Ebola worst-case scenario has more than 500,000 cases

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Ebola worst-case scenario has more than 500,000 cases

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could spread to hundreds of thousands more people by the end of January, according to an estimate under development by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that puts one worst-case scenario at 550,000 or more infections.

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Some 9,200 infants are born with a form of heart disease every year, of which more than 3,000 cases are classified as serious conditions. The number has also risen in recent years, according to head of the Cardiovascular Department of the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital No.1 Vu Minh Phuc.

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Vietnam under threat of new diseases

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VietNamNet Bridge - Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that many new diseases have appeared in recent decades, with SARS, A/H5N1 influenza, MERS-Cov, A/H7N9 influenza, and Ebola in the past ten years and they are big threats to Vietnam.

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Hygienic latrines on offer to rural poor

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About 17,000 families living below or near the poverty line from 60 communes in four provinces, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Binh Dinh and Ben Tre will be helped to build hygienic latrines under a project aimed at fighting disease carried by water.

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Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

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Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

Jet and Hero products, which account for over 90 percent of contraband cigarettes in Vietnam, contain excess levels of toxic chemicals, according to tests conducted by the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation.

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Vietnam to launch largest-ever measles-rubella vaccination

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Vietnam to launch largest-ever measles-rubella vaccination

A campaign to vaccinate 24 million children aged 1 to 14, the largest ever so far, will be conducted free of charge across Vietnam next month, a health official has said.

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PM calls for ASEAN’s closer ties to ensure universal health coverage

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PM calls for ASEAN’s closer ties to ensure universal health coverage

The PM has called for closer cooperation among ASEAN countries and between ASEAN and its partners in ensuring universal health coverage, particularly for vulnerable groups and people living in rural, mountainous and hard to reach areas.

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PM calls for ASEAN’s closer ties to ensure universal health coverage

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PM calls for ASEAN’s closer ties to ensure universal health coverage

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on September 18 called for closer cooperation among ASEAN member countries as well as between ASEAN and its partners in ensuring universal health coverage, particularly for vulnerable groups and people living in rural, mountainous and hard to reach areas.

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Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'

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Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'

President Barack Obama has called the West Africa Ebola outbreak "a threat to global security" as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus.

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in Vietnam

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in Vietnam

Some 9,200 infants are born with a form of heart disease every year, of which more than 3,000 cases are classified as serious conditions. The number has also risen in recent years, according to head of the Cardiovascular Department of the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital No.1 Vu Minh Phuc.

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

Some 9,200 infants are born with a form of heart disease every year, of which more than 3,000 cases are classified as serious conditions. The number has also risen in recent years, according to head of the Cardiovascular Department of the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital No.1 Vu Minh Phuc.

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Quang Ngai destroys 1,000 A/H5N6 infected ducks

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Quang Ngai destroys 1,000 A/H5N6 infected ducks

The central province of Quang Ngai’s Steering Committee for cattle and poultry disease prevention, together with the Veterinary Sub-department, culled 1,000 A/H5N6 infected birds on September 16.

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

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Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

Some 9,200 infants are born with a form of heart disease every year, of which more than 3,000 cases are classified as serious conditions. The number has also risen in recent years, according to head of the Cardiovascular Department of the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital No.1 Vu Minh Phuc.

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First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil

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First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil

Brazil's authorities on Tuesday (Sep 16) reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping up attempts to control the disease.

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