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Second COVID-19 wave is ‘likely’, warns senior health expert

Despite the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) brought under control in Vietnam, a second wave of the virus is likely to break out at any time if a complacent attitude creeps into public behaviour, warns a senior health expert.

Coronavirus: The untold story of America's biggest outbreak

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PM orders strict nationwide social distancing rules, starting April 1

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a range of stringent social distancing measures, including restricting people from leaving their homes and banning gatherings of more than two people in public.

Twenty-five in contact with COVID-19 patient test negative for virus

Twenty five out of 33 people in close contact with Hanoi's first COVID-19 patient have tested negative for the virus, according to the municipal Department of Health at an urgent meeting on Saturday morning.

WHO lauds Vietnam’s Covid-19 response efforts

The World Health Organization lauded the efforts that Vietnam has made to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Kidong Park, World Health Organization representative in Vietnam, grants an interview to VNEWS.

Vietnam adopts measures for COVID-19 prevention

Localities across the country are proactively implementing measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

More cases of measles reported nationwide

Ha Noi Health Department has reported that about 2,000 cases of measles – including two deaths – have been recorded nationwide so far this year.

Experts concern over virus

The reoccurance of virus Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a common cause of life-threatening illnesses for hand-foot-mouth (HFMD) patients, has made the disease dangerous and could easily spread into an outbreak, 

Vietnam faces risk of bird flu outbreak

The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned about the threat of bird flu outbreak following one A/H5N6 bird flu outbreak recorded in the past 21 days in Dai Ban Commune, 

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

 Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever.

Dengue outbreak shows signs of slowdown in Hanoi

The spread of dengue fever has begun showing signs of slowing down in Hanoi, which recorded a huge number of patients over the past few months, according to the Hanoi Department of Health.

France finds bird flu in new part of country

 Local authorities in France confirmed on Monday an outbreak of severe bird flu in the Deux-Sevres administrative department in the west of the country, an area previously unaffected by a recent spate of bird flu cases.

More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo: WHO

 The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 1,044 suspected cases of yellow fever since March, including 71 deaths, up from three probable cases and 57 laboratory-confirmed a week ago,

Angola's yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO

 A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate,

Dengue fever outbreaks worsen in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Discarded coconut shells and flowerpots in the garden in front as well as the backyard of Tran Van Tho's house in Binh Duong Province's An Phu Ward contained a lot of mosquito larvae after rains in the previous two days. 

India floods kill more than 100

 Heavy monsoon rains in India have killed more than 100 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.

WHO 'unfit for health emergencies'

 The Ebola crisis proves the World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says a damning independent report, commissioned by the WHO itself.

Mers death toll rises to 16 in South Korea outbreak

 Another patient has died in South Korea amid an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), bringing total fatalities to 16.

Guinea declares Ebola 'health emergency' in five regions

 Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: MSF to start West Africa clinical trials

 The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said it will host clinical trials of new treatments for Ebola at three centres in West Africa.