Parents in Hanoi keep children at home to avoid measles transmission

Parents of young children in Hanoi are keeping them from going to preschool due to the measles epidemic.

There is also a large concern about bringing children to crowded public places. Many have sent their children to the countryside.

There are currently over 7,000 people infected with the disease nationwide and with over 100 deaths due to complications related to the disease since December 2013. The concentration of infections is most prevalent in Hanoi. The Central Pediatrics Hospital of Hanoi is currently overcrowded with patients infected with measles.

The Ministry of Education and Training have yet to take action regarding this issue.

By Phan Thao – Transalted by Uyen Phuong

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