Viet Nam
As human cases of influenza A(H7N9) in China have been on a rise, the Government of Viet Nam has undertaken a proactive and timely response to prevent the influenza A(H7N9) virus from being transmitted to Viet Nam.
These are some initial tentative events to be updated by OHCN members at the quarterly meeting dated 17 March 2017 in Ha Noi.
News in bief Quarter IV.2016
In the context of increasing globalization, the risks coming from emerging diseases have posed significant challenges to the economy, society and public health of a nation. Some emerging diseases with the potential for large outbreaks have included SARS, Influenza A (H5N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola, Yellow Fever and Zika. In 2016, the emergence of disease caused by Zika virus in America and Asia, including in countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region with complicated situation, is a public health event of national and international interests.
Continuing the ongoing technical and financial support of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (US CDC) for Viet Nam’s health sector in improving capacity to detect and respond to global health threats, the second Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Viet Nam was officially inaugurated at National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) on 20 October 2016.
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