|Caption: HCM City’s outbreak of mumps occurred at Tân Xuân Primary School in outlying Hóc Môn District. — Photo thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Two primary schools in HCM City have recorded a total of 43 cases of mumps among students in two outlying districts, the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre said yesterday.
Thirty cases have occurred at Hóc Môn District’s Tân Xuân Primary School, and 13 at Lê Văn Thọ Primary School in District 12.
The city’s Preventive Medical Centre, as well district preventive medical clinics and health clinics, are monitoring the outbreak of mumps.
Doctors said that parents should take children with symptoms to the hospital and keep them at home to avoid transmitting the virus to others.
They also urged parents to have their children vaccinated and to instruct their children to wash their hands thoroughly when they are at school. — VNS