Update news monkeypox
The Ministry of Health has decided to add monkeypox to Group B infectious diseases which are considered to be dangerous, highly contagious, and potentially fatal diseases.
The patient, a 35-year-old woman who return from Dubai, is no longer suffering from fever, while the blisters on the face, hands and feet have dried up, peeled off and new skin is forming, said the doctors treating her.
The Department of Health of Hanoi capital has requested that the Hanoi Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) co-ordinate with other relevant agencies to monitor monkeypox cases at Noi Bai International Airport.
Drugs containing the active ingredients Tecovirimat, Brincidofvir, Cidofovir, and Probenecid are those recommended by WHO.
The requirement on medical declarations may cause foreign travelers to hesitate to come to HCM City, epidemiologists say.
Although no cases of monkeypox had been recorded in Vietnam as of July 24, the risk of this disease entering the country is very high, according to experts.
Vietnam has not recorded any cases of monkeypox, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on June 23, citing data from the Ministry of Health.
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