Việt Nam on Wednesday reported two more COVID-19 recoveries at Hà Nội-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD), increasing the number of patients given all clear to 319 over 332 infections.
Up to 800 Vietnamese frontline healthcare workers have agreed to take part in a clinical trial designed to test the effectiveness of tuberculosis vaccine BCG against COVID-19.
Việt Nam is facing an uphill battle to control tuberculosis (TB), with about 174,000 people in the country contracting the disease each year and 13,000 fatalities.
Two patients from the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc who were infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) were released from hospital at 10am today (February 18).
Around 60 per cent of people who have contracted TB have already been detected, according to estimates from the HCM City Health Association.
More than 50,000 new tuberculosis (TB) patients have been discovered nationwide in the first six months of 2019.
Around 12,000 people die from tuberculosis each year in Việt Nam - that’s one and half times higher than those killed in traffic accidents over the same period.
A short message service (SMS) campaign was launched on Friday to help poor patients suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) and integrate them into the community of Việt Nam.