WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

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WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

GENEVA, Jan 28 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people, a disease expert said on Thursday.

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold a special session on Thursday on the Zika virus as the U.N. agency comes under pressure for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean.

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread circulation of the mosquito-borne virus within the United States during warmer months.

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HCM City prevents major infectious diseases

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HCM City prevents major infectious diseases

The southern city of Ho Chi Minh aims to control the number of infectious disease cases while increasing prevention and the capacity to fight disease in 2016.

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CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika outbreak

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CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued guidelines for doctors caring for pregnant women who might have been exposed to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can cause brain damage in a developing fetus.

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62,000 cases of dengue fever recorded in Vietnam in Jan-Nov

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62,000 cases of dengue fever recorded in Vietnam in Jan-Nov

About 62,000 cases of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, were recorded throughout Vietnam in the first 11 months of 2015, according to health officials.

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'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn

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'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis - the joint most deadly infectious disease in the world - a coalition of health agencies has said.

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Ministry warns parents to take recommended polio immunization schedule

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Because polio occurred and plagued some nations in Asia region, Vietnamese Ministry of Health yesterday warned parents to take their kids to medical clinics for recommended immunization schedule.

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Ho Chi Minh City dengue patients rise 79% year on year in Jan-Sep

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Ho Chi Minh City dengue patients rise 79% year on year in Jan-Sep

About 10,060 patients of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, have been recorded until September 24 this year in Ho Chi Minh City, a year-on-year increase of 79 percent, health authorities reported.

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Dengue fever spreads throughout Vietnam, claiming 28 lives

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Dengue fever spreads throughout Vietnam, claiming 28 lives

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, spread throughout Vietnam, affecting 43,000 people and killing 28 in the first nine months of the year, health authorities reported.

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USAID helps Vietnam prevent pandemic threats

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USAID helps Vietnam prevent pandemic threats

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring a programme to support Vietnam’s efforts to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease spirals in Ho Chi Minh City

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Hand, foot and mouth disease spirals in Ho Chi Minh City

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), a contagious viral illness, is surging in Ho Chi Minh City, with the number of hospitalized patients in a recent week being over 30 percent higher than the average of the four preceding weeks, according to health authorities.

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Schools told to watch for diseases

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Schools told to watch for diseases

VietNamNet Bridge – Many contagious diseases can appear and spread out on a large scale in the coming school year, such as dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease, flu and newly emerging catastrophic diseases like MERS-CoV and Ebola, the Ministry of Health said yesterday, August 27.

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Pigs found sedated before being slaughtered in Ho Chi Minh City

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Pigs found sedated before being slaughtered in Ho Chi Minh City

Pigs are sedated at unlicensed slaughterhouses in Ho Chi Minh City before they are killed, and the drugs are not only meant to keep them calm while being butchered.

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Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

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Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective.

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