Vietnam monitors imported creatures in border gates on alert for plague

The Department of Preventive Medicine under Vietnamese Ministry of Health sent a dispatch to its sub-divisions asking to prevent mouse plague which was recorded in some nations in the world.

The departments of health have to monitor plague on wild animals especially focusing on rodents as well as imported creatures into the country through border crossings. Local governments should provide more information of the disease to residents and urge them to clean the environment and food safety. Those who suffer fever and ganglion should go to nearby medical clinics for check.

Though the country has had no case of plague for 12 years, the risk of spreading the disease is greatly likely to enter the country.  According to the World Health Organization, the pandemic outbreak in Madagascar within three months has infected 119 people and killed 40 people.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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