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Mysterious new virus found in brain infection patients

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 13:48

Scientists led by Oxford researchers have identified a mysterious new virus in patients with severe brain infections in Vietnam.

Vietnam suspends vaccine after 9 kids die

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 22:21

Vietnam has suspended the use of Quinvaxem vaccine until the World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a report, following the death of nine children after receiving the vaccine since November 2012, state media reported.

Vietnam seeks foreign help after skin disease kills 19

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 19:35

The disease was first reported between April and December last year, with doctors unable to identify the cause and it has re-emerged in a mountainous district of Quang Ngai province.

Vietnam seeks help with mystery disease; 19 dead

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:14

Vietnam has asked the World Health Organization to help investigate a mystery disease that has killed 19 people and sickened 171 others in central Vietnam.

Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccine

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 17:56

A Vietnamese company has created and successfully tested effective human vaccines against both avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 viruses.

Big outbreak of child virus in Vietnam may worsen

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 09:22

The hand, foot and mouth virus has sickened more than 6,000 and killed nine children since January. They died from the strain EV-71, a more virulent enterovirus.

Vietnam to test avian flu vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 11:09

Vietnam has been working on a drug since 2005 to prevent the disease and plans to start clinical trials later this year.

Hand, foot, mouth disease kills 70 in Vietnam

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 00:00

A surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 70 people so far this year in Vietnam and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5.

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