QUANG NGAI — A group of 25 health experts from Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital provided free check-ups to 300 people suffering bizarre skin diseases in central Quang Ngai Province's Ba To District's Ba Dien Commune on Wednesday and Thursday.
The disease causes thickened skin over the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It has caused 23 deaths since the start of this year
Nguyen Quoc Anh, director of the hospital, said a medical team would be sent to the area to provide free check-ups for local people and help the provincial hospital.
The Ministries of Agriculture and Science and Technology have started a survey on the local water, said to be unhygienic.-VNS