Southern province announces Zika epidemic in district level

Tu Tan Thu from the Department of Health in the southern province of Binh Duong October 29 said that the People’s Committee has decided to announce Zika virus epidemic in district level.

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The province has detected a case of Zika virus; accordingly, the local administration has decided to announce the epidemic to raise awareness among the public.

Local authority asked the director of the Department of Health and chairpersons in districts and communes in the province to work with related agencies to implement measures against the disease and keep close watch on the development of the disease as well as curb new fresh cases.

Earlier, husband of the woman in Binh Chuan Commune in Thuan An Town, Binh Duong who is the first case in the province also had same symptoms like his wife yet till now, local health workers have been not able to examine him because he is driver & rarely stays at home.

By Xuan Trung - translated by Anh Quan

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