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Measles cases decline at pediatrics hospital

Update: April, 26/2014 - 09:03

HA NOI (VNS)— The number of patients visiting the National Hospital of Pediatrics, which was overwhelmed by patients since the outbreak of measles, has declined by 90 per cent, Le Thanh Hai, the hospital's director, said yesterday.

At the height of the measles outbreak, the hospital saw 2,500-3,000 patients per day. Now, however, the number of patients has fallen to 300 per day, most of whom are in serious condition.

The same day, the Ministry of Health reported three new deaths from measles-related causes among patients at the National Hospital of Pediatrics. The country has recorded 123 measles-related deaths. — VNS


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