The disease it causes, Zika fever, produces mild symptoms like fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, or rash in humans. But it is known to cause microcephaly and other brain malformations in some babies born to mothers infected during pregnancy. … [Read more...] about Vietnam confirms Zika infection in Da Nang
Zika virus cases
The disease it causes, Zika fever, produces mild symptoms like fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, or rash in humans. But it is known to cause microcephaly and other brain malformations in some babies born to mothers infected during pregnancy. … [Read more...] about Zika infection confirmed in Da Nang
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on May 25 requested provinces and centrally-run cities nationwide to enhance the prevention and control of the Zika virus and dengue fever. Provincial-level People’s Committees were told to direct local efforts to eradicate mosquito larvae and fumigate dengue fever hotspots to prevent the mosquito-borne diseases from spreading, while monitoring all households in affected areas. They were also asked to collect and send samples from suspected Zika cases to the hygiene and epidemiology institutes or Pasteur institutes in their regions to conduct confirmatory testing, which will help assess the prevalence of Zika in order to take prevention and control measures, according to the Health Ministry. On May 20, Vietnam’s communicable disease surveillance system recorded a Zika patient in Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city. This year, more than 26,000 dengue fever cases, including three deaths, have been reported in 58 provinces and … [Read more...] about Health ministry urges enhanced Zika, dengue fever prevention
Simultaneously, from the beginning of 2020, the dengue cases have been recurring in corners of the country with 26,857 cases including three deaths in the Central Province of Binh Dinh, the southern provinces of Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh. Worse, in recent weeks, cases of dengue fever have been escalating in provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien - Hue, the southern province of Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...] about Three die of dengue fever with over 26,800 infections
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