He noted that within the “72 golden hours,” the city government was successful in quarantining almost all the passengers, crew members and infected people on Vietnam Airlines Flight VN00054, which arrived in Hanoi on March 2 from London in the United Kingdom. … [Read more...] about Hanoi quarantines over 500 people in contact with coronavirus patient
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About a dozen positive cases have been traced to this female patient, as they had traveled on the same plane from London that landed at Noi Bai International Airport in the Vietnamese capital on March 2. … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam postponed indefinitely over novel coronavirus
In Việt Nam there is a high unnecessary use of antibiotics in the community. Many viral infections are treated with antibiotics, hence creating selective pressure for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Working as a doctor I see many patients who have been prescribed antibiotics for common cold and viral otitis. In my doctoral thesis 20 years ago, I assessed antibiotic use in a rural community outside Hà Nội, and 75 per cent of children had used antibiotics within one month, most bought from private pharmacies. We also assessed antibiotic resistance in bacteria from the respiratory and intestinal tracts and found high levels of resistance, as we repeated the study several times we could predict the increasing difficulty to treat infections – and our predictions came true. In the short term, it is cost effective to let private clinics and pharmacies with poor diagnostic capacity provide medication without a firm diagnosis – but in the long term it has … [Read more...] about Can virus offer lessons for superbugs?
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on March 13 evening confirmed two more cases tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam to 47. The 46th patient is a 30 year-old woman, residing in Khuong Trung ward in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan district, who served as a stewardess on a flight from London to Hanoi on March 9. On March 10, she got fever and cough. On day later, the patient came to the Aviation Medical Centre for health check-up and then was taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Disease No. 2 in Hanoi’s suburban Dong Anh district. At the hospital, the patient has been quarantined and had a sample tested positive for the virus. Later, her sample was also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on March 13. The 47th patient is a 43-year-old woman who worked as home helper of the 17th patient on Truc Bach street in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh district. Right … [Read more...] about Ministry of Health confirms two more COVID-19 cases
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said Saturday that the French, Italian and British embassies in Hanoi have been given information about 26-year-old Nguyen Hong Nhung, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus Friday after traveling to the three European countries last month. … [Read more...] about Vietnam informs three European nations about Covid-19 patient