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Zika contained in HCMC and Khanh Hoa

Released at: 17:20, 27/04/2016

Zika contained in HCMC and Khanh Hoa

No new cases reported for last 24 days.

by Thien Huong

According to the Ministry of Health, after the detection of two cases of the Zika virus on April 4 the health sectors in Ho Chi Minh City and south-central Khanh Hoa province have intensified monitoring, sampling, and testing, continued a campaign to eradicate mosquitoes and larvae, and raised awareness about disease prevention measures among local people.

In late March a 64-year-old woman in Nha Trang showed symptoms identical to those of the Zika virus, as did a 32-year-old woman from District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. Both were taken to hospital for tests.

On April 22 the Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee issued Decisions announcing that the Zika virus outbreak has been contained, as no new cases have been found for the last 24 days.

The Ministry of Health has asked relevant authorities to monitor the situation and step up measures to eradicate mosquitoes and their larvae to prevent the virus from breaking out again.

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