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Diphtheria infections soar to 93 in Central Highlands

Vietnam’s Central Highlands provinces are battling a fast-spreading diphtheria outbreak, with 15 new cases recorded in the last two days. In just over a month, diphtheria has struck four provinces in the region with 93 infections in total and three deaths.Low vaccination rates have been ...

Tran Hoa

Vietnam announces 70-min rapid test kit for new coronavirus

Good news has come as Vietnamese scientists have successfully created a toolkit to quickly detect the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within just 70 minutes, instead of the three hours needed for other usual test methods.The collaboration between the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology (SBFT) ...

Vietnam successfully isolates new coronavirus

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has successfully cultivated and isolated the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a laboratory, paving the way for developing a vaccine against the deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of 639 people worldwide.The Ministry of Health (MoH) ...

Vietnam reports sixth patient with Wuhan pneumonia virus

Khanh Hoa authorities confirmed Friday that a female hotel receptionist has caught the coronavirus infection from two Chinese nationals presently quarantined in Saigon.The patient worked at a hotel on Ton Dan Street in Nha Trang beach town. Li Ding, 66, and his son Li Zi ...

Việt Nam focuses on early detection of coronavirus: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has reiterated the priority given to the prevention and fight against epidemics, as the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) continues to rise.Deputy Health Minister Đỗ Xuân Tuyên said Việt Nam has counted 59 suspected cases ...

Vietnam completes research on dengue fever vaccine

A research group from the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has completed their research into a vaccine against dengue fever, which is awaiting approval from an ethics council before being put into use. The research was sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of ...

Vietnam develops anti-African swine fever vaccine

A vaccine against African swine fever (AFS) virus by the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) has produced initial positive outcomes on experimental scale, unveiled Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong.The AFS disease, first discovered in Hung Yen on February 1 ...

Study: Vietnam hospitals a hotspot of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Vietnamese hospitals are teeming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the chances of infection rise with a patient’s length of stay, a study found. The study concluded that there was an epidemic spread of multiresistant intestinal bacteria in Vietnamese hospitals with rapid transmission to patients.The rise of antibiotic-resistant ...

Phan Anh

Health ministry urges for preventive measures against diseases and safe vaccinations

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on June 11 hosted an online conference connecting over 700 venues in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide, aimed at updating specific technical measures to monitor epidemics, provide treatment and emergency regimens and handle complications after vaccinations.At the conference, delegates ...

Hanoi’s students to be fully vaccinated in coming school year

In the next school year, any student in Hanoi who has not had their vaccinations must be immunised to prevent diseases.  That was the warning from Nguyen Nhat Cam, Director of the Hanoi Disease Control Centre.The “5-in-1” vaccine that can help fight against five common, potentially fatal ...

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