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Dong Nai reports first meningococcal case

Update: February, 10/2012 - 09:54

Ha Noi — An eight-month old baby boy in Bien Hoa City has meningococcal disease, the Dong Nai's public health department confirmed yesterday.

This is first meningococcal patient there this year. The boy was sent to the Dong Nai Pediatric Hospital on February 5 with a high temperature, vomiting and diarrhea. The patient was quarantined and received intensive treatment and now is in good development.

The department also carried out medical tests for the baby boy's eight family members and relatives who had come into close contact with him. Four tested positive for meningococcal bacteria. All eight continue to be under the supervision.

Dong Nai's Preventive Medicine Department was also asked to sterilise the areas around the patient's living place. — VNS

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