“My family was shocked to hear that my son had a rare disease. It’s so rare that we cannot remember and pronounce its name exactly,” the patient's father said, adding that they had lost a child to the same symptoms six years ago, but at that time they were not aware of the disease. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese doctors successfully cure Wiskott-Aldrich child patient for the first time
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In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
People line up to buy face masks in Daegu of the RoK (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) Vietnamese workers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) will be given ten face masks each free of charge for use in two weeks amid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia (updated hourly)
Ha Nam (VNA) – The steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control of northern Ha Nam province held an urgent meeting on late April 7 after a local man had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 but authorities haven’t found out exactly where he contracted the coronavirus from. This patient is a 64-year-old resident in Binh Nghia commune of Binh Luc district, who has been undergoing treatment at the Ha Nam General Hospital since March 20. He was confirmed as a COVID-19 case by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on late April 7. Director of the provincial Department of Health Le Quang Minh noted that the source of the infection hasn’t been identified. The patient, who has many other diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, gout and pneumonia, is currently quarantined at the provincial General Hospital. Shortly after the notification of this case, the local health sector has carried out an epidemiological survey of all patients, medical workers and … [Read more...] about Ha Nam province holds urgent meeting following new COVID-19 infection
"The combination of being that tender and that wise and that astute mixed with his homespun sense of humor -- it was probably the closest thing for those of us that didn't get the blessing of seeing Mark Twain in person," said fellow musician Bonnie Raitt, who famously covered one of Prine's most cherished songs "Angel From Montgomery" in 1974. … [Read more...] about John Prine, revered American folk songwriter, dies of coronavirus complications