Foot-and-mouth disease in cattle is spreading rapidly in Quảng Ngãi Province, despite the efforts of animal health workers and local authorities to put an end to the epidemic.
Health facilities are not allowed to refuse medical services to patients needing emergency care during Tết, according to the ministry.
Dengue fever epidemics could be forecast up to eight months in advance by a new satellite-based, early warning system.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will amend the guidelines on diagnosis and treatment for dengue patients in a bid to improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the mortality rate caused by the disease.
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.
Ba Chẽ District in the northern province of Quảng Ninh has for a long time been known as a locality with great potential to develop eco-tourism in the northeastern region of the country.