Viet Nam to Announce End of Acute Diarrhea Mini-Crisis

The end of the spread of acute diarrhea in Viet Nam is to be announced by the Ministry of Health and representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 10, said Preventive Health Department Director Nguyen Huy Nga.

The trading of shrimp paste is resumed in Viet Nam

According to Dr. Nga, the minor epidemic was brought under control a month after its outbreak and no further cases have been reported over the last 15 days.

The dangerous diarrhea ran riot across 13 cities and provinces last month with over 1,900 people have fallen victim, 295 of whom tested positive for cholera.

In related news, normal trading in the epidemic’s initial vector of transmission, shrimp paste, has resumed, but the Department for Food Hygiene and Safety and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will maintain tight control over the quality of shrimp paste on sale.

Moreover, MoH has also implemented stricter measures to guarantee the safety of uncooked vegetables. 

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By Ngoc Khanh – Translated by Khanh Hong

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