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Hand-foot-mouth disease on the rise with 16 deaths so far

Vietnam is currently seeing a spike in the number of hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) among children, with more than 40,000 cases and 16 deaths recorded so far.

6,000 Immunoglobulin bottles for HFM treatment imported to Vietnam

Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health (MoH) has imported 6,000 bottles of Plasma-derived Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) to Vietnam to supply local hospitals for treatment of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

HCMC warns of overlapping diseases

The HCMC government has urged local medical facilities to take action in response to the spread of dengue fever and the Marburg virus.

Experts warns of potential chickenpox outbreak in Hanoi

The number of chickenpox infections recorded in Hanoi since the beginning of the year have increased by nearly 140 times compared the same period from last year, according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Over 103,000 TB cases detected in Vietnam last year

Vietnam detected 103,120 tuberculosis (TB) patients in 2022, up nearly 31% year-on-year, and 1.8% against that of 2020.

Vietnam targets end of malaria by 2030

Vietnam will provide training to medical staff and apply new techniques in the prevention, detection, and treatment of malaria.

Ministry of Health warns of possible outbreaks of dangerous diseases

In its yesterday’s official dispatch to people's committees of provinces and cities on organizing the implementation of the 2023 epidemic prevention plan, the Ministry of Health warned of possible outbreaks of dangerous diseases.

HCM City detects cluster of H1N1 influenza A infections in school

Ho Chi Minh City has recorded a cluster of 20 H1N1 influenza A infections at a local primary school in District 10, the Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (HCDC).

Vietnam on high alert over human avian flu risk after Cambodia outbreak

The recent announcement by Cambodia of two human cases of H5N1 avian influenza on February 24 has raised concerns about the spread of the disease in Vietnam.

The unsung warriors amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The light in the lab of the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control (CDC) hasn’t been off for a second since March 6.

Army maps out scenario to fight COVID-19 outbreak at five levels

The army will develop a COVID-19 prevention and control plan based on a scenario for the outbreak at five levels in a bid to effectively deal with the epidemic, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Tran Don.

Hanoi in peak season for dengue fever

Over 67,000 cases of dengue fever and three deaths were reported in the first five months of this year across the country, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.

Hanoi sets up centre for disease control

Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi. 

High number of dengue fever patients reported in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of dengue fever cases in Ha Noi has increased since the beginning of this year, even though it is not yet high season for the disease.

HCM City increases disease prevention

 VietNamNet Bridge – Eight districts with high incidences of contagious diseases will take part in a three-year programme on disease prevention,

PM asks for warm, happy New Year for all

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung directed ministries, agencies and localities to do all they can to ensure a warm, happy and safe New Year holiday for the people, at the regular Cabinet’s meeting in Hanoi on January 25.

U.S. assists Vietnam in disease prevention

VietNamNet Bridge – The U.S. will continue to support Vietnam in training personnel for disease fighting and infectious diseases prevention, said Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services,