Measles threat looms large

Monday, February 10, 2014

According to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the Pasteur Institute in HCM City, over 620 cases were reported showing signs of measles from the beginning of 2014 to February 5.

Of the number, 30 cases were recorded in Ha Noi, 138 in HCM City, 120 in Lao Cai Province and 80 in Son La Province. Yen Bai Province recorded 253 measles patients and one death.

Most of the patients have not been fully vaccinated against measles.

Not fully protected

Tran Thi Thanh Thuy of HCM City’s Binh Tan District saw her 11-month-old son get measles after she delayed his vaccination.

Source: Vietnam net (link opens in a new window)

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