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Meningococcal disease on rise

Update: January, 17/2012 - 10:13

HA NOI — The Ha Noi-based National Hospital of Tropical Diseases has confirmed that a 21-year-old female patient has contracted meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitides).

This is the first case of the disease reported in the north this year.

The patient is recovering from fever and lowered her blood pressure.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease, is spread through respiratory droplets from infected people. — VNS

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