From 2015 to July 2017, HCM City’s Pasteur Institute collected 2,220 samples from diarrhoea patients aged under five for rotavirus tests.(Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) - From 2015 to July 2017, HCMCity’s Pasteur Institute collected 2,220 samples from diarrhoea patients agedunder five for rotavirus tests. The results showed more than 45 percent ofsamples were positive, Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper reported.The samples with positive test result were detected mainlyamong children aged from six months to 24 months.Especially, 99 percent of rota virus-detected samples wereamong children who didn’t take vaccine against the virus.The institute doctors continued to send positive samples forgene tests.The results showed that there were variations in thecirculating strains of this virus.According to doctors, it is necessary to maintain thesurveillance of the virus to make accurate and timely responses.-VNA … [Read more...] about Diarrhoea high in children without vaccine
Titled “Project Support: Enhancement of Cold Chain Storage During Vaccine Transportation under the Expanded Immunisation Programme in Vietnam,” this is a two-year project from 2018 to 2020 to enhance cold chain storage during the transportation of vaccines.The Expanded Immunisation Programme, administered by the Ministry of Health since 1981, has been widely regarded as one of the most important national public health programmes in Vietnam, benefiting millions of women and children. One of the key elements ensuring the success of the programme, as well as vaccine efficacy and safety for users, is that it must meet requirements in cold chain storage.To maintain the efficacy and safety of vaccines, it is necessary to keep them at a constant temperature between 2-8°C. Any break in this cold chain, from production to storage, transportation or usage could damage the integrity of the vaccine, resulting in reduced efficacy and safety in treatment.The objective of the project … [Read more...] about Zuellig Pharma Vietnam signs co-operation on national vaccine project
Vietnam to produce foot-and-mouth disease vaccines next year. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Next year, Vietnam expects toproduce and provide a sufficient supply of vaccines against foot-and-mouthdisease, an infectious and sometime fatal viral disease that affectscloven-hoofed animals, including cattle and pigs, as heard at a conference inHanoi on December 18.The conference was held by the Department of AnimalHealth under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to review itsperformance in 2017 and outline tasks for 2018.After several stages of studies based on scientific andtechnical recommendations by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE),the Regional Animal Health Office No.6 has selected a strain of the foot-and-mouthvirus type O, ME-SA/PanAsia linage, to develop the vaccines, said Bach Duc Luu,a representative from the office.The office has transferred the virus to three domesticvaccine manufacturers for mass production. The first batch of … [Read more...] about Vietnam to produce foot-and-mouth disease vaccines next year
When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world's biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease. But the trial also showed that in the third year after receiving the Dengvaxia inoculation, younger children were more likely to end up in hospital with a severe case of dengue than those who didn't get the vaccine. The study's authors cited two main possibilities: the children had immature immune systems that made the vaccine less protective, or the vaccine itself made them more susceptible to severe disease if they had never had dengue and later became infected. More than two years later, it turns out the latter was the primary factor - a revelation at the end of last month that has triggered alarm among hundreds of thousands of anxious parents in the Philippines, where the vaccine has been given to over 830,000 children. It has also torpedoed … [Read more...] about Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?
The sub-regional animal health office selected the virus type O with a name of RAHO6 / FMD / O-135 in one case the ME-SA / PanAsia to meet the technical criteria for vaccine production under OIE's recommendations.Deputy Head of the MARD's Department of Animal Health Dam Xuan Thanh said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recognized the type O virus as the copyright of the Sub- Regional Animal Health Department No.6. According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, the foot and mouth disease occurred in Vietnam over 100 years ago. For many years, the disease has been causing serious damages for livestock farming; however, Vietnam has still imported about 40-50 million doses of vaccine every year at the cost of about US$ 20-30 million. BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong … [Read more...] about VN manufactures vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease