The first cold spell of winter in the northern region has brought with it an increase in sicknesses like measles, mumps, flu and chicken pox, local reports say.
In the first 10 months, 45 cases of measles – including one death – have been recorded in Hà Nội, against the northern region’s 99 cases and the country’s total figure of 229 cases.
Typhoon Damrey has wreaked havoc in the central and south central coast of Vietnam, killing 29 people and leaving 29 missing by 1pm yesterday, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Preparations to treat a large-scale outbreak of food poisong were organised by the city’s Food Safety Management Board and Department of Health at District 7 in the city last Friday (November 3).
Việt Nam’s agricultural production not only met domestic demand, but was exported to 180 countries, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường told the National Assembly meeting in Hà Nội yesterday.
As people in flood-hit provinces struggle to piece together severely disrupted lives, local authorities are calling out for urgent help to deal with major damage suffered by dykes, irrigation works and other constructions.
More than 148,260 cases of dengue fever have been reported across the country since the outbreak began earlier this year, of which 30 people have lost their lives.
As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Experts are warning against an outbreak of hand-food- mouth disease (HFMD) and dengue fever as wet weather continues.
As the flood season continues in the Mekong Delta region, fears of epidemics in cattle and poultry has led to a focus on disease prevention.