|The first case of the disease, called foot and palm dermatitis by the Ministry of Health, was discovered in April 2011. Since then, more than 230 people have been affected by the disease.— Photo dantri
QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A skin disease of unidentified origins has killed another person in the central province of Quang Ngai, raising the number of deaths to 25, the provincial Department of Health said.
The first case of the disease, called foot and palm dermatitis by the Ministry of Health, was discovered in April 2011. Since then, more than 230 people have been affected by the disease.
The patients belong to the Ba To and Son Ha districts.
The province has registered one case of relapse and a new case since the beginning of this year.
The latest victim, 14-year-old Pham Thi Huy, was from Dut Village, in Ba To District's Ba Nam Commune. She was hospitalised on April 8 with blisters between her toes and fingers and increased liver trouble.
Huy was the first to contract the disease in her village.
The Ba To District Medical Centre, in coordination with the provincial Department of Health, examined more than 90 villagers, and diagnosed 13 as having increased liver problems.
All residents of the Ba Nam Commune will be medically examined today. — VNS