Vietnam keeps eye on health condition of Nigerian students

Vietnamese deputy health minister and delegates from the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) checked health condition of three Nigerian students and one Indian teacher on August 14.

Four foreigners are studying and working in FPT University in Hanoi. They entered Vietnam from July 30 to August 8. Medical check-up showed that they do not infect with Ebola virus disease. However, they are under supervision as per the regulation.

They are advised to stay in their house not to contact with anyone and they have to tell medical workers soon if they experience high fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea and blood internally.

Medical workers from the Department of Health and in school have maintained supervision their health condition everyday until 21 days after they arrived in Vietnam. Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long has asked the department and the Preventive Medicine Center to tighten observation on people from Ebola-hit nations and prepare isolation rooms.

More fresh 128 people have been infected with the Ebola virus disease in four West African nations; 56 of them succumbed to the disease, according to WHO.

By Khanh Quoc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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