July 15, 2013
No cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and
avian influenza H7N9 have been reported so far in Vietnam, a health
official has said.
Deputy Head of the Preventive Medicine
Department under the Health Ministry Tran Dac Phu made the affirmation
at a meeting in Hanoi on July 15.
He noted however,
that there are risks that MERS-CoV may enter Vietnam in the context
of expanding trade and tourism ties with foreign countries, including
those where the new deadly coronavirus strain is raging.
There currently no vaccine or treatment for MERS-CoV, the health
official said, adding that some infected cases show no symptoms,
hindering the control of the disease.