HCMC receives acute diarrhea toddler from Dong Nai

A 39 month old baby from the southern province of Dong Nai was rushed to the Tropical Disease Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City due to acute diarrhea.

The hospital September 16 received a 39 month girl from Dong Nai’s district Nhon Trach who was in critical conditions of serious dehydration and too tired due to acute diarrhea. According to her relative, two days ago, after eating rice with pork cooked with sauce and swamp morning-glory vegetable she suffered pains in her belly, fever and diarrhea.

Next day, she experienced serious diarrhea and continuous vomiting; subsequently, her parents rushed her to the hospital for emergency.

Medical workers warned parents to take children to near by hospital as soon as possible when kids suffered serious diarrhea or else toddlers may suffer circulatory collapse and die afterwards.

By T. Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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