The two children, aged one and five years old, died at the National Hospital of Paediatrics on October 31 and November 16. The source of infection is unknown.
Adenovirus, Enterovirus, Herpes simplex and Epstein Barr virus cause 95 per cent of sore throats in children below 5 and 70 per cent of sore throats in children between 5 to 15 years old.
Cases of Whitmore’s disease, also called melioidosis, has increased remarkably during the rainy season with a high rate of mortality, director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Đỗ Duy Cường said.
Under the project, in the short term, upper-lever hospitals must focus on training and transferring urgent techniques to improve professional capacity for medical workers at commune and ward medical stations
Nguyễn Lan Anh (not her real name) and her husband had to make a hard choice during her pregnancy: giving birth to the baby or not.