Health Ministry gives recommendations to prevent A/H1N1 flu

Sunday, 2018-06-03 20:21:43
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A patient allowed leaving Tu Du hospital after undergoing A/H1N1 influenza treatment. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Health Ministry on June 2 recommended the public some measures to prevent A/H1N1 influenza after 16 people catch the virus from a patient at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tu Du Hospital.

On June 1, doctors found a woman running a high fever accompanied by bodily pain while she was visiting Tu Du Hospital, a major maternity institution in Vietnam, for a surgery in the gynecological department.

She was discharged due to ill health for the operation, and later on the same day there were 23 cases of patients, their relatives and medical workers at the hospital simultaneously having high temperatures, a runny nose and sore throat.

Sixteen of them tested positive for Influenza A (H1N1), an acute respiratory disease.

Over 80 patients suspected of having been exposed to the woman have been isolated for observation.

The Health Ministry advised the public to intensify personal hygiene, wash hands with soap, hide mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and clean rooms.

If having such symptoms as fever, cold and cough, they were asked to wear face masks, go to health clinics, and avoid using drugs without doctor instructions.