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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 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. —