No Rubella cases recorded in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City has not recorded any outbreaks of rubella though it has many workers in industrial and processing export zones, said Pasteur Institute in HCMC on January 28.

Following the news that of nearly 150 workers in a company in the southern province of Binh Duong’s Ben Cat District have suffered fever and 20 of them tested positive with rubella on January 28, the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health sent its warning to cities and provinces on the disease.

Accordingly, local authorities must raise people’s awareness of the disease through public media as well as the benefit of vaccination against the disease and encourage parents to take their children to medical units for immunization.

Medical units in coordination with schools review to inject all children in the age of one to 14 as per plan. The massive free vaccination campaign held by the Department of Preventative Medicine has administered vaccine to more than 12 million children in 50 cities and provinces achieving 95 percent of the plan.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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