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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Vietnam : Rubella, dengue fever on rise

Via Vietnam News :

" HCM CITY : Outbreaks of rubella and viral fever have been reported in Da Nang and Quang Nam Province in the last week.

Dr Pham Ngoc Ham, head of Da Nang Hospital's tropical diseases ward, said rubella is occurring earlier than normal this year.

On Monday 24 children were treated at the hospital for the disease taking the total number of affected children in the previous few days to 30, he said.

The hospital has isolated the patients to avoid further transmission.

It has also admitted 15 patients with viral fever and nine others with serious dengue fever."

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