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HCMC receives acute diarrhea toddler from Dong Nai

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm

A 39 month old baby from the southern province of Dong Nai was rushed to the Tropical Disease Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City due to acute diarrhea.

The hospital September 16 received a 39 month girl from Dong Nai’s district Nhon Trach who was in critical conditions of serious dehydration and too tired due to acute diarrhea. According to her relative, two days ago, after eating rice with pork cooked with sauce and swamp morning-glory vegetable she suffered pains in her belly, fever and diarrhea.

Next day, she experienced serious diarrhea and continuous vomiting; subsequently, her parents rushed her to the hospital for emergency.

Medical workers warned parents to take children to near by hospital as soon as possible when kids suffered serious diarrhea or else toddlers may suffer circulatory collapse and die afterwards.

Source: SGGP

Acute diarrhoea spreads across southern provinces

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Acute diarrhoea spreads across southern provinces

QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

The acute diarrhoea epidemic is spreading from far and wide in southern provinces, including Cau Mau, An Giang, Ben Tre and Can Tho City, according to the Department of Preventive Health and the Environment.

Nguyen Van Binh, vice director of the department, says that about 70 percent of the contracted cases show minor symptoms or none of any symptoms of the disease.

He said it is difficult to control the number of newly infected cases, as most of them are not hospitalised for clinical examinations.

Binh also warns that vibrio cholarae bacterium can be much detected in ice water, canals and even dog meat.

Acute diarrhoea has shown signs of waning in the northern region with no new cases reported over the past weeks.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Acute diarrhea recurs in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Acute diarrhea recurs in Hanoi

QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

Many people in Hanoi have been diagnosed with acute diarrhea over the past week.

The Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases received and treated 36 patients infected with the disease, 18 of them tested positive for Vibrio cholera. Most patients were from Hanoi’s inner districts, including Hoang Mai, Cau Giay, Hai Ba Trung and Thanh Xuan.

Doctor Nguyen Hong Ha, Deputy Director of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that unsafe food is the main cause of the disease. It is essential to ensure strict management of food hygiene and safety, and people should eat cooked food and drink boiled water, and maintain good personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease, she said.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

106 cases of acute diarrhea detected in five northern provinces

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

106 cases of acute diarrhea were detected in five northern cities and provinces, however, which kinds of food causing disease are unidentified so far, said the Central Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute.

People may contract the virulent vibrio cholera virus from sidewalk food.

Five cities and provinces include Hanoi and Hai Phong cities, Ha Nam, Hai Duong and Bac Ninh provinces.

A 65-year-old woman in Hanoi has recently tested positive for the bacteria Vobrio cholera, said the central.

The second case was tested positive for the bacteria in the northern province of Hai Duong, Bui Huy Nhanh, director of Hai Duong Department of Preventive Health said on May 14.

The first case was detected in April.

On the same day, Dr. Nguyen Hong Ha, deputy director of the National Institute of Infectious said the institute received many patients from Hanoi and adjacent provinces with symptoms such as scarlet fever, septicemia, and bronchitis, however, causes of the disease have been unidentified so far.


Source: SGGP

Hai Duong reports 16 cases of acute diarrhea

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

Five in 16 cases of acute diarrhea reported in northern province of Hai Duong were tested positive for the virulent vibrio cholera virus, a health official said on April 18.

People may contract the virulent vibrio cholera virus from sidewalk food.

Bui Huy Nhanh, director of the province’s Preventive Health Department said that all of the sixteen patients live in the same village of Binh Giang district. They are being treated in local hospital and medical clinic

Epidemiologists said they all ate food at the funeral ceremony in a neighbor village.

Medical workers of the district clinic have sprayed chemicals to disinfect the environment and water as well as kept an eye on other 250 participants to the ceremony and investigated the origin of the food used at the funeral.

Five cities and provinces have reported outbreaks of acute diarrhea and cholera, said the Department of Preventive Health, part of the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environment, warned that the disease was at high risk of spreading because of unpredictable sweltering weather in southern provinces.

“In addition, scorching weather leads to severe shortage of fresh and clean water so residents must use unclean water”, he added.

Moreover, food easily turns spoiled in the hot weather, causing people contaminated with the virus

Source: SGGP

Acute diarrhea spreads to Bac Ninh and HCM City

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Acute diarrhea spreads to Bac Ninh and HCM City

QĐND – Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

The northern province of Bac Ninh has officially confirmed its first case of the bacteria Vibrio cholera.

Le Phu Chin, a 50-year-old patient, living in Huu Ai hamlet, Tan Lang commune, Luong Tai district, said he had only eaten puddings and shrimp paste. He is now in a stable condition.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the number of patients infected with acute diarrhea is on the increase.

In March, Children’s Hospital No 2 discovered 870 serious cases among its 4,960 diagnosed cases, an increase of 10 percent from a year earlier.   

In the first three months of this year, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases treated more than 800 patients infected with the same disease. 

People are advised to eat cooked rice, drink boiled water and have good personal hygiene to prevent the spread of diseases.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Acute diarrhoea, petechial fever hits Nghe An Province

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Doctors at Nghe An Province’s paediatric hospital treating a patient. — VNA/VNS Photo Lan Xuan

NGHE AN — More than 50 people in Quynh Luu District, central Nghe An Province, have been hospitalised with acute diarrhoea, according to the provincial health department.

Quynh Phuong Commune had the largest number of patients, amounting to 39.

So far, 23 patients have tested positive for cholera.

The department said the Mai Giang River, which runs through the district is the main cause of the epidemic. Vibrio cholera bacteria was discovered in the river. Many kinds of seafood sourced from the river were found to be infected with the bacterium, including fish and oysters.

Soon after the outbreak of the disease, the provincial People’s Committee asked the provincial health department to take measures to control and prevent further spreading of the epidemic.

The department has warned local citizens to ensure food hygiene and safety to prevent the spread of the disease: emphasising personal hygiene, using safe water, separating uncooked and cooked food and preserving foods at safe temperatures.

Petechial fever

Nghe An Province has reported nearly 687 cases of petechial fever and local health officials are worried the disease will spread further, according to the provincial health department.

Mosquitoes are the main cause of the disease, which is dangerous for babies and overweight children. It can lead to respiratory and digestive problems.

The disease was attributed to bad weather and poor living conditions, which created favourable breeding conditions for mosquitoes.

Local authorities have taken various measures to wipe out the disease, including dredging sewerage and spraying chemicals to stamp out the mosquito population. —