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Ebola crisis: Experimental vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

 The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach one of the hardest hit countries.

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 Chinese counterfeiters sentenced to jail; Worker suffocates in Quang Ninh mine; Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages; Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation; NEU bestows honorary doctorate on EC President

Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.

First dengue vaccine 'shows promise'

 Scientists say they have developed the world's first vaccine against dengue fever seen to work in large-scale trials.

Chinese passenger caught trying to steal $5,000 on flight

A Chinese passenger was caught attempting to steal USD5,000 on a Vietnam Airlines’ flight from Jakarta to HCM City.

Quang Tri: Three infants die from injections of poison

VietNamNet Bridge – Quang Tri police on Thursday held a press conference to announce the results of their investigation into the deaths of three infants last July. Previously, the deaths was suspected of being caused by hepatitis B vaccine.

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 Another measles death confirmed in Hanoi; The South serves up scorpions; Serious flooding in Hanoi despite big investment in infrastructure; Couple holds wedding in hospital; Under-10 children to get free measles vaccination

Vaccine scare blamed on sensationalised coverage

 Many mothers are taking to the internet to complain about the press's handling of the news about outbreaks of measles.

2013 – A bad year for the health sector

In 2013, a series of "shocking" incidents and scandals occurred in the health sector. The worst case is the one that is widely known by Vietnamese as “Cat Tuong,” in which a plastic surgeon threw the body of a female customer into the Red River.

WHO reaffirms Quinvaxem vaccine’s safety

On December 18, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund issued a joint statement confirming that there was no evidence of danger of the 5 in 1 Quinvaxem vaccine in Vietnam and in other countries.

Baby girl died after Quinvaxem vaccination

 VietNamNet Bridge – One hour after being vaccinated with 5-in-1 Quinvaxem vaccine, a 5-month-old baby girl turned pale, foamed and died at the hospital of Phuoc Long district in the southern province of Bac Lieu on November 24.

Beef jerky sold in Hanoi made from wheat flour

Beef jerky is made from wheat flour not sponge foam, confirmed Nguyen Nhu Tiep, Director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fishery Quality Assurance Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, on November 5.

Historic surgery recipient dies

Da Lat native Nguyen Duy Hai, who underwent historic surgery performed by American surgeon McKay Kinnon to remove a 90kg tumor on his leg last year, died on Friday at the Lam Dong General hospital.

Investigational vaccine proves protective against malaria

 An investigational vaccine has been found to offer "complete protection" against malaria infection in healthy adults in an early-stage clinical trial, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

H5N1-infected quails destroyed in Tien Giang

 VietNamNet Bridge – Over 26,000 quails infected with the avian flu virus of the H5N1 type have been destroyed in Tien Giang Province in the past month, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vaccine safety regulation violations found

 VietNamNet Bridge – Inspectors have found many violations in technical injection process, vaccine preservation and safety regulations during their recent inspection of overall vaccination process at 30 provinces and cities nation-wide.

Two years, nearly 20 babies die after vaccination

 VietNamNet Bridge - Over the past two years, a series of cases of complications after vaccination have killed nearly 20 babies. Even adults also died after vaccination.

Health worker keeps half of baby vaccine

VietNamNet Bridge – Parents of small children in the city are worried about the possible misuse of vaccines in Ha Noi after a local health worker was found to retain part of a vaccine shot while injecting a child.

Health Ministry to make a conclusion on vaccine quality in June

The Ministry of Health will make the decision to use Quinvaxem or replace it by another vaccine in late June, said Professor Nguyen Tran Hien, Chairman of the National Immunization Program.

Vaccine banned after triggering adverse reactions

VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health last Saturday announced that it was suspending temporarily the use of "Quinvaxem," the five-in-one vaccine, for safety reasons.