Vietnam intensifies efforts on prevention of Ebola virus

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health yesterday asked health agencies in cities and provinces across the country to intensify efforts on prevention of Ebola virus.

Vietnam intensifies efforts on prevention of Ebola virus

According to the Ministry, there have been no cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country but there is a high risk of virus entering and transmission in the country.
Therefore, the health watchdog asked travellers from disease-hit nations to be put under surveillance.
Especially, health authorities ought to impose a 21-day isolation period on suspect cases and those who returned from the disease-hit areas as well as take samples for testing.
Additionally, medical facilities were required to fight against cross-infection in infirmaries when admitting patients. Medical workers must ask patients to discover those came back from disease-hit regions for early isolation. Hospitals must regularly update the monitoring task and treatment of Ebola patients.
The World Health Organization warned of complicated development of Ebola in Africa especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From April, 2018, Congo has recorded 2,522 Ebola confirmed infection cases including 1,698 deaths.
Accordingly, WHO warned other countries to apply preventative measures against the disease.


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