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HCM City expands Zika virus monitoring network

Update: October, 24/2016 - 10:45

HCM City’s Health Department said it launched 15 more points for screening and detecting Zika virus infections in an effort to stem the number of cases. — Photo motthegioi.vn

HCM CITYHCM City’s Health Department said it launched 15 more points for screening and detecting Zika virus infections in an effort to stem the number of cases. 

 

In all, the city now has 45 screening facilities, 30 in public hospitals and 15 in private clinics.
District 2 has recorded the most Zika virus cases, and efforts will be intensified there, said director of the department, Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh. 

He recommended that residents go for tests immediately if they have symptoms like fever, hives and conjunctivitis. 

Previously, nearly 800 samples were taken at 30 stations for testing, four of which tested positive for the Zika virus. 

As of October 17, seven cases of Zika infection were confirmed in the central provinces of Khánh Hòa and Phú Yên and in the southern province of Bình Dương and HCM City in the south. — VNS

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