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42 measles cases reported in Vietnam since early this year

According to the World Health Organisation, Việt Nam’s vaccination coverage in recent years has been impacted the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine supply’s interruption in the 2023 expanded program on immunisation.

Measles resurgence fear amid coronavirus

Millions of children risk missing out on measles vaccines, Unicef warns.

Satellite system helps forecast dengue epidemics in Vietnam

Dengue fever epidemics could be forecast up to eight months in advance by a new satellite-based, early warning system.

Measles forecast to rise in Hanoi

Hanoi recorded 1,193 cases of measles since the beginning of this year, however, there has been no death from this disease, according to the city's health authorities.

HCM City sees drop in measles, dengue fever and HFM cases

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of measles, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth cases since mid-February, a

Measles cases at 'alarmingly' high levels around the world, UNICEF says

 Global measles cases increased by 48.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to calculations by UNICEF of data on 194 countries from the World Health Organization.

Seasonal diseases pick up with winter: doctors

 VietNamNet Bridge – The first cold spell of winter in the northern region has brought with it an increase in sicknesses like measles, mumps, flu and chicken pox, 

Despite progress, measles kills 400 children a day: WHO

The number of deaths from measles has fallen by 79 percent worldwide since 2000, thanks mainly to mass vaccination campaigns, but nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day,

Vietnam totally controls measles: Ministry

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health announced at its press conference on August 4 in Hanoi about the free vaccination campaign against measles and rubella that Vietnam has controlled measles as during 7 first months,

Parents hold out for foreign vaccinations

 VietNamNet Bridge – A shortage of paid vaccinations – foreign-produced vaccines that must be paid for - will continue this year, says an official from the Ministry of Health.

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East Sea tensions may impact civil aviation

China’s illegal placement of a drilling rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone in the East Sea is an “extremely serious action and will definitely impact the aviation market between Vietnam and China”, a senior airline official has warned.

Hanoi, HCM City face epidemic threats

 VietNamNet Bridge – The measles epidemic is under control, while other diseases are on the wane. However, the number of chickenpox cases is soaring in Hanoi. And in HCM City, foot and mouth disease is quickly gaining ground.

Measles death toll goes up to 133

 VietNamNet Bridge – One measles-related death was reported last Saturday, bringing the total fatalities caused either directly or indirectly by the latest outbreak of the disease to 133, according to the Ministry of Health.

Health Minister "not thinking of resigning now"

 After facing pressure from the handling of the measles outbreak, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, the Minister of Health, said she is now not thinking of resigning, but will focus on getting the disease under control.

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VinaPhone on hot seat for measles video

 VietNamNet Bridge - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked relevant bodies to clarify VinaPhone’s messages inviting its subscribers to watch a video clip about the death of an 8-year-old boy at the Hanoi-based Central Children's Hospital.

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