The HCM City Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has instructed district health officials to either send messages or call parents of children born between January and September in 2019 to remind them about vaccination schedules this year.
Parents need to be vigilant and should take preventive measures against the disease as the summer comes, the peak season of Japanese encephalitis between May and July.
Dengue fever epidemics could be forecast up to eight months in advance by a new satellite-based, early warning system.
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.
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.
Having worked with dedication in neurology for more than 55 years, Professor and People’s Doctor Lê Đức Hinh has made great contributions to the national healthcare system and to enhancing Việt Nam's place in the world of neurology.