Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities

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Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities

A father from Hung Yen Province carries the remains of his 9-month-old baby home after it succumbed to measles. The child died at the Central Pediatrics Hospital in Hanoi on April 16

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New oral drug may protect unvaccinated people from getting measles: study

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New oral drug may protect unvaccinated people from getting measles: study

A novel oral drug may protect unvaccinated people who are exposed to measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers said Wednesday.

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Authorities declare country bird flu-free, warn of foot-and-mouth epidemic

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Authorities declare country bird flu-free, warn of foot-and-mouth epidemic

VietNamNet Bridge - The Animal Health Department has reported that Vietnam is free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks detected in the last two weeks. However, foot-and-mouth disease has appeared in some locations.

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Ministry reports no new bird flu cases

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago 1 related news

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Health Department has reported that Viet Nam was free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks being detected in the last two weeks.

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Children succumb to measles virus

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago 6 related news

A total of 108 children have died from measles and its complications so far this year out of a total of 2,492 confirmed cases throughout the nation.

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Hospitals report 108 kids dead from measles, health ministry guesses fewer

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Hospitals report 108 kids dead from measles, health ministry guesses fewer

Two children share a bed at the Central Pediatrics Hospital in Hanoi as they receive emergency care for severe measles complications. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Ministry declares Viet Nam bird flu-free

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Ministry declares Viet Nam bird flu-free

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Health Department reported that Viet Nam was free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks being detected in the last two weeks.

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Vietnam ministry quadruples child mortality from measles to at least 108, epidemic declaration pending

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Vietnam ministry quadruples child mortality from measles to at least 108, epidemic declaration pending

At least 108 children have actually died of measles complications since the disease recurred in Vietnam late last year, not 25 as reported by the Ministry of Health last week, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

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25 children die of measles; Vietnam experts suggest declaring epidemic

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25 children die of measles; Vietnam experts suggest declaring epidemic

Twenty-five children have died of measles complications since it recurred in Vietnam late last year so many experts have recommended that the Ministry of Health declare the disease an epidemic.

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Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

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Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

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Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

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Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

TOKYO - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

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HCMC offers lifelong free treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women

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HCMC offers lifelong free treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women

VietNamNet Bridge - From April, all pregnant women with HIV in Ho Chi Minh City will be treated with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs free of charge, regardless of the level of immune cells in their blood.

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H5N1 bird flu effectively controlled

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H5N1 bird flu effectively controlled

(VOV) -The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has announced the deadly avian flu strain H5N1 has been contained to isolated incidences in Vietnam.and is largely under control.

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Measles stronger in Vietnam, even as infection rates drop

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Measles stronger in Vietnam, even as infection rates drop

Children with measles at the Central Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Ebola outbreak 'most challenging' as Guinea deaths pass 100

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Ebola outbreak 'most challenging' as Guinea deaths pass 100

The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says.

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