First case of brain inflammatory disease in 2012

Le Thi Da Ha, director of the Dong Nai Children’s Hospital in the southern province of Dong Nai, on February 9 reported the province’s first brain inflammatory disease case this year, of a one-year-old boy from Trang Dai Ward in Bien Hoa City.

One-year-old Cao Vu Phat has been receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital for the last three days, and presently his condition is said to be stable and the little one seems well on the way to recovery.

Young Phat was quarantined in the hospital and doctors at the hospital paid special attention to his case, due to the nature of the disease.

After Phat’s case came to light, health officers were immediately asked to conduct tests and strictly monitor all eight of the little boy’s relatives who could have been in close contact with him. So far four of those tested have been reported infected.

Health officers in the province are now advising citizens to seek immediate medical treatment upon any symptoms of high fever, headache, nausea, stiff neck, oversensitivity to light, difficulty in concentrating and drowsiness.

By T.Nguyen – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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