Hand, foot and mouth disease is reaching its peak season in HCM City, with incidence doubling last month from August, according to the city Preventive Medicine Centre.
Working in the scorching heat of the summer, Công Đình Nguyên, a medical worker in Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District, removes the chemical tank from his back to rest for a while.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has added three communicable diseases namely chickenpox, mumps and rubella into the list of infectious diseases which are capable of rapid transmission and can be fatal.
HIV/AIDS patients have been encouraged to buy health insurance to reduce their treatment costs.
Increasing meat imports are adding to the pressure on the country’s livestock industry brought by free trade agreements and the African swine flu epidemic, experts said.