Update news vaccine
A representative of the Ministry of Health confirmed that Quinvaxem vaccine would continue to be used in the national immunisation program when responding to queries on the recent death of babies after being vaccinated.
Dengue fever vaccine tests prove positive
VietNamNet Bridge – Tests on a dengue fever vaccine over the past five years in Viet Nam showed real promise, according to the Preventive Medicine Department.
Vaccine prices increase in Vietnam amid shortages
VietNamNet Bridge – A shortage of vaccines and changes in the foreign currency exchange rate have resulted in a price increase by 5 to 10 per cent for six vaccines since June, said Nguyen Nhat Cam,
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,
Ebola crisis: First large-scale vaccine trials to begin
The first large-scale trials of an experimental vaccine against Ebola are due to begin in Liberia.
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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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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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.