The People’s Committee in Mekong Delta Province of An Giang has instructed local authorities and agencies to take preventive measures against Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease, following two cases that tested positive for the virus in the province.
The success of the quick test kits not only helped Việt Nam more active in diagnosing infection cases but also opened up export opportunities, inspired and spread Vietnamese aspirations around the globe.
Residents in the No 4 quarter in Linh Trung Ward in HCM City’s Thủ Đức District take pride in their community by cleaning up the local environment and recycling products as part of a successful community-based model.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has told health facilities in flood-hit areas to prioritise clean water and ensure the areas are thoroughly disinfected to stop the spread of diseases.
Provinces in Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have stepped up preventive measures to reduce the risk of outbreaks after an increase in the number of dengue fever cases in various parts of the Mekong Delta region.
“While Việt Nam has done a good job in controlling COVID-19, we still face challenges in tackling other communicable diseases like dengue, measles, hand-foot-mouth disease and diphtheria.”
Dengue fever cases dropped significantly in Việt Nam during the first eight months of this year, but the country needed to remain vigilant as there were currently cases in 58 provinces and cities and the risk of a greater outbreak was extremely high, experts have said.