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WHO elections

PM Nawaz says Pakistan values its ties with Vietnam

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif expressed his appreciation for Vietnam supporting the candidacy of Sania Nishtar to be the next head of the World Health Organization and in helping her to get shortlisted in the first place. He reaffirmed that Pakistan and Vietnam have been supporting each other in terms of candidature at various international fora including ASEAN

May 14, 2017
The News

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Health Ministry warns of bird flu

The Ministry of Health in Cambodia warned people to be aware of the new avian influenza strain H7N9, which has spread to poultry in China and neighbouring countries. Health Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann said that in the past two years, Cambodia has not had any cases of avian influenza H5N1 infecting people, despite it spreading to poultry in Svay Rieng province early this year. However, he said officials are concerned about the new avian flu H7N9, which has been spreading in China, Vietnam and Laos

July 25, 2017
Khmer Times

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE

Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds. It directly killed 300 birds, with the rest of the flock slaughtered, the report said

July 12, 2017

Dengue fever risks increase in Mekong Delta

Thousands of people in the region were infected with dengue fever since the beginning of the year at an alarming rate compared to 2016. The number of dengue infections has risen significantly in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, particularly in Can Tho City and the provinces of Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Ca Mau and Tien Giang, according to the Ministry of Health. Dr. Huynh Minh Truc, director of Can Tho Preventive Medicine Centre, said the city had seen nearly 600 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of the year. Can Tho’s Children Hospital has conducted 853 in-patient dengue fever treatments from patients both inside and outside the province, and about 2,600 out-patient cases, an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same period last year

June 28, 2017

Dealing with increasing cases of monkey malaria in humans

There are increasing reports of monkey malaria, most of which are due to P. knowlesi, and which has established itself as the fifth Plasmodium species that infects humans. It has not been determined whether P. knowlesi is naturally transmitted from one human to another by the mosquito, without the natural intermediate host (monkeys). As such, P. knowlesi is still considered a zoonotic infection. There were 4,553 and 204 cases reported from Sabah and Sarawak, and Peninsular Malaysia from 2004 to 2016 respectively. The infection has also been reported in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and China with 465, 37, 33, six, five, three, one and one cases respectively

June 25, 2017

High number of dengue fever patients reported in Hanoi

The number of dengue fever cases in Hanoi has increased sharply since the beginning of the year even though it is not yet high season for the disease. The capital has recorded 699 cases of dengue fever, double the amount of the same period last year. Just in Dong da, as many as 165 cases were reported in 18 districts, a threefold increase compared with last year. Hanoi has also reported its first death from dengue fever this year

May 22, 2017
Vietnamnet, Vietnam Plus

Dengue in Hanoi up 45 percent, Environmental sanitation campaign to launch

Dengue in Hanoi is up 45%, the government is planning to launch an environmental sanitation campaign to combat the mosquitoes. As of the end of April dengue fever cases were in 173 communes, wards and towns across the 26 districts, an increase of 45% over a year earlier. Ho Chi Minh city has also recorded 19 cases of Zika

May 6, 2017
Outbreak News Today
May 5, 2017
Vietnam Plus, Vietnam Plus

Iran, Vietnam report more H5N1 outbreaks

The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus has struck birds in Iran and Vietnam, as H5N8 outbreaks continue in Europe, including at a large poultry farm in Sweden, according to the latest notification from

April 26, 2017

Non communicable diseases

Vietnam has burden of non communicable diseases

Vietnam’s Deputy Health Minister said that of every ten deaths, seven are caused by cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and pulmonary diseases. Non-communicable diseases cause 73% of all deaths and 40% of these people are dying before the age of 70. The financial burden of these diseases will cost the country $47bn over the next 20 years. Vietnam also bears a further cost of $1bn in tobacco-related diseases. Vietnam is committing to intensifying prevention but also propagating more information about the risks and investing in earlier detection

May 15, 2017

One in five Vietnamese adults suffer from high blood pressure

It is estimated that around 12m people in Vietnam currently suffer from high blood pressure, meaning that one in every five adults has a condition that can cause a number of serious health problems. The warning was announced at a conference on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in Hanoi by experts from the country’s ministry of health

April 25, 2017
VN Express, Asia Pacific Daily