Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Vietnam: No Cases Reported of #H7N9 or #MERS #Coronavirus

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.

Continued:  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Home/No-MERSCoV-H7N9-cases-reported-so-far-in-Vietnam/20137/36747.vnplus

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