Regional Alerts

China’s respiratory illness surge not as high as pre-pandemic – WHO official

28 Nov 2023. The spike in respiratory illnesses that China is currently suffering is not as high as before the COVID-19 pandemic, a World Health Organization official said, reiterating that no new or unusual pathogens had been found in the recent cases.

100 ducks culled in Kampot province, Cambodia to prevent bird flu

26 Nov 2023. Kampot Provincial Authority on Friday November 24 culled about 100 ducks in Trapaing Russei Village, Dang Tong district. Chief of Provincial Animal Production and Treatment in Kampot, said the ducks were killed and buried as health officials suspect the birds might be infected with the bird flu virus.

Ministry of Health, Cambodia confirms girl 4 years old tests positive for bird flu in Kampot province

26 Nov 2023. The Ministry of Health of the Cambodia confirmed that a four-year-old girl from Kampot province has been tested positive for H5N1 bird flu virus. According to authorities, the girl fell ill after carrying a dead chicken on her hands and is suffering from fever and cough, the initial symptoms of bird flu.

China says no unusual pathogens found after WHO queries respiratory outbreaks

24 Nov 2023. The WHO had asked China for more information after groups including the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) reported clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia in children in north China. Chinese health authorities have not detected any unusual or novel pathogens and provided the requested data on an increase in respiratory illnesses and reported…

Ministry of Health, Cambodia announces H5N1 bird flu in a 21-year-old woman in Kampot province

24 Nov 2023. The Ministry of Health, announced the positive detection of the H5N1 bird flu virus in a 21-year-old woman in Dong Tong district, Kampot province.

Upsurge of respiratory illnesses among children-Northern China

23 Nov 2023. At a press conference on 13 November 2023, China’s National Health Commission reported on a nationwide increase in the incidence of respiratory diseases, predominantly affecting children. Chinese authorities attributed this increase to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the arrival of the cold season, and due to circulating known pathogens such as influenza,…

China supplies data to WHO about clusters of respiratory illness

23 Nov 2023. Chinese health authorities have provided the requested data on an increase in respiratory illnesses and reported clusters of pneumonia in children, and have not detected any unusual or novel pathogens, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Domestic pig farmers effort to prevent spread of African swine fever in Vietnam

20 Nov 2023. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development directed the veterinary force to closely monitor the development of ASF, proactively instruct farmers to increase regular monitoring of the health of pig herds and application of biosecurity measures in farming, hygiene and disinfection measures with lime powder and chemicals in livestock areas.

70 percent of human monkeypox cases involved in homosexuality

18 Nov 2023. From mid-September until now, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 63 monkeypox (Mpox) cases. The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) on November 18 said that all cases were homosexuality among gay men.

African swine fever reported in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam

16 Nov 2023. Currently, local authorities and functional sectors have directed and synchronously deployed urgent measures to prevent and control the disease of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in Cam Duong Commune, Cam Xuyen District and Lam Trung Thuy Commune, Duc Tho District in the Central province of Ha Tinh.

First case of Scrub typhus recorded in South region of Vietnam

14 Nov 2023. The first case of Scrub typhus was recorded on a 37-month-old baby girl in the South region who was rushed to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City in severe condition.

Mekong Delta province records first monkeypox case

12 Nov 2023. The Mekong Delta Province of Ben Tre recorded the first case of monkeypox who is being quarantined for treatment.

Vietnam likely to record more new monkeypox cases: Ministry

10 Nov 2023. According to the Ministry of Health, monkeypox is a newlyrecorded epidemic in Vietnam but the pathogen has already spread in thecommunity. Thus, in the coming time, it is likely that Vietnam will continue torecord new cases of the disease.

Occurrence of disease at same time likely to cause overlappingepidemics

7 Nov 2023. People are more likely to get sick when the weather changes. Theoccurrence of dengue fever, hand, foot and mouth disease, chickenpox, pinkeye, respiratory diseases, and influenza at the same time is causing the risk ofoverlapping epidemics. Worse, these diseases also tend to increase in thenumber of cases due to the impact of…

Cambodia becomes COVID-free

31 Oct 2023. Cambodia has become a state of COVID-zero after the last patient recovered, according to a health ministry’s statement. The country reported no new cases of COVID-19 for 31 days straight, the statement said, adding that since the pandemic began in January 2020, the southeast Asian nation has logged a total of 136,262…

HCMC learns four profound lessons from fight against Covid-19 pandemic

29 Oct 2023. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has learned experiences and profound lessons from the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said the Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee during online conference summarizing the works of the Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control with the chair of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Head of the steering committee…

10 in hospital after food poisoning from funeral noodles in Cambodia

27 Oct 2023. 10 people were rushed to hospital with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after they consumed noodles at a funeral ceremony in Tang Beam village, Pich Changva commune, Baribo district.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam records first death of HIV-positive man with monkeypox

25 Oct 2023. The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that a 30-year-old male patient hailing from Long An Province died of monkeypox (mpox) in the late stage of immunodeficiency at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

Of 20 monkeypox cases, 18 diagnosed with B20

23 Oct 2023. The Ho Chi Minh City’s health sector in Vietnam is treating 20 cases of monkeypox at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, including 18 cases diagnosed with B20 as of October 22.

Covid-19 downgraded to Group B infectious disease

20 Oct 2023. Covid-19 is no longer an infectious disease in Group A but downgraded to Group B from October 20, according to a decision issued on October 19 by the Ministry of Health (MoH), Vietnam.