Vietnam’s A/H1N1 flu cases rise to 2,412

Vietnamese health authorities on Aug. 28 confirmed 100 more cases of A/H1N1 influenza, bringing the country’s total to 2,412 with two deaths.

The new cases include 54 in the South, three in the North, 17 in the central region and 26 in the Central Highlands.

Of the total, 1,289 patients have been released from hospital while the remaining 1,121 are in isolation for treatment. The Health Ministry has dispatched missions to evaluate preventive measures being taken against the super flu at seven schools in Hanoi and six others in the northern province of Thai Nguyen.

According to initial reports, schools where students tested positive for the virus made timely reports to the local health agencies and the students were kept in quarantine. Meanwhile, flu-free schools took preventive measures, including disinfection and the establishment of hot lines to provide parents with daily updates.

Also, some schools provided training for their teachers and staff on flu control and prevention and implemented systems for spotting students with fevers as they enter the school grounds.

All schools have healthcare facilities, medial workers, and essential drugs, and are ensuring environmental hygiene for their students.

Source : VNA

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