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Woman hospitalised for unknown disease

Update: June, 01/2012 - 10:13

QUANG NGAI — A 34-year-old woman with breathing difficulties and skin peeling off the palms of her hands has been taken to a healthcare centre in central Quang Ngai Province.

Dinh Van Bum, head of the Son Ky Commune's communal health care centre said that It was suspected the woman had been in contact with a herbicide when she worked in the field three days before.

She is one of 15 people in the commune who have been treated for suspected herbicide poisoning over the past two months, four of whom died.

Provincial Health Department staff took samples of water and soil from the commune on Wednesday for tests. — VNS

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