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Hepatitis A outbreak controlled in Đắk Lắk

Update: March, 14/2018 - 09:00
Health examination at Lắk District’s Health Centre. - Photo baodaklak.vn
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK LẮK – A Hepatitis A outbreak in Drung village, Yang Tao Commune, Lắk District of Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk has been so far controlled, the local medical agency said.

Nearly two months since the disease outbreak began in the village, no new cases have been reported since February 23.

Between January 22 and February 23, 22 people were diagnosed with the disease.

Locals consume unsafe food, lack clean water and live in unhygienic conditions. Most locals walk with bare feet.

Doctor Trần Minh Hùng, head of the Disease Control Department of Lắk District’s Health Centre, said that the centre has distributed Chloramin B and instructed locals on how to use the antibacterial agent to sterilize wells, toilets.

The centre and local authorities have instructed locals to cook food, not to eat raw pig blood, uncooked vegetables and treat the waste of human and animals.

Local people must go to medical centres for health examinations and to receive vaccines, he said. - VNS

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