Vietnam raises level of warning of Zika virus, dengue

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien yesterday urged departments of health and health institutes under the Ministry to continue launching campaign to kill mosquito and its larva as well as implement prevention measures against diseases caused by Zika virus and dengue.

Additionally, health workers must ask residents to destroy water containers to erase places where mosquitoes can lay eggs into and raise public awareness of prevention diseases.

Local administrators will issue penalties on individuals and organizations that did not carry out anti-mosquito campaign

The Minister also ordered to monitor ill people and quarantine medicine at border gates and airport. Samples must be sent to epidemic institutes and Pasteur institute for tests.

By MINH KHANG – translated by Uyen Phuong

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