Measuring body temperature at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Health Ministry is keeping a close watch on the developments of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related corona virus (MERS-CoV) and giving recommendations on preventive measures to the public, following the information that the Republic of Korea recently reported the first case in 2018. MERS is a viral respiratory disease caused by the corona virus that was first identified in humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has spread to 25 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Tunisia and the UK. It causes severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Approximately 36 percent of reported patients with MERS have died. There is currently no vaccine available to protect people from MERS. The Health Ministry advised people who want to go abroad to learn about the disease situation in the destination to actively have … [Read more...] about Health Ministry recommends preventive measures against MERS-CoV
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine on August 1 warned citizens to apply drastic measures to prevent dengue fever spreading, after a person reportedly died of the disease in Ho Chi Minh recently. The department stressed that the most effective way to fight the disease, for which there is no specific medicine or vaccine, is to kill mosquitoes and larvae and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. It advised people to clean their homes, properly dispose of waste and stow water receptacles away from where mosquitoes can breed. Citizens should sleep in mosquito nets, wear long-sleeves and coordinate with local authorities in spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes. Those who show symptoms of dengue fever, including a sudden and high fever, forehead and eye pains, rashes, bleeding, feeling cold or vomiting, should seek medical support at health care facilities. Dengue fever is an acute viral disease caused by the … [Read more...] about Citizens advised to apply drastic preventive measure against dengue fever
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The health sector has asked localities to strengthen supervision over Ebola virus at border gates and in the community to promptly apply suitable and effective preventive measures to avoid the intrusion of the virus to Vietnam. The Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health on May 21 warned the public that the Ebola virus recurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo since early 2018 with complicated developments. The World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee has held a meeting to deal with the disease. The Ministry of Health will continue working closely with the WHO to supervise the disease’s developments. According to the WHO, possible preventive measures include strengthening the supervision system, setting up a management system, launching mobile testing, and calling for the engagement of localities’ leaders. Ebola is a highly infectious disease that spreads through contact … [Read more...] about Localities asked to prevent Ebola from entering Vietnam
A KEY fraud prevention measure that would have stopped Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) claimants installing multiple boilers to maximise payments "dropped off" energy regulator Ofgem's list of potential risks to the controversial scheme.The potential for members of the public to `game' or exploit the scheme for maximum benefit was discussed at the RHI Inquiry yesterday.It emerged that those drawing up the initiative were aware of a loophole that allowed claimants to install "multiple boilers to heat the same space" as one large unit.As early as 2013, poultry sheds were identified in England as an area where this could be abused and safeguards suggested to guard against disproportionate costs.Panel member Dame Una O'Brien pointed out it was "almost a word for word description of what materialised in Northern Ireland, you've even got a photograph of a building with doors and windows open".Such abuse was key to RHI's catastrophic overspend of a projected hundreds of millions of pounds, … [Read more...] about Key fraud prevention measure that would have stopped RHI claimants installing multiple boilers `dropped off’ regulator’s list of potential risks
GANGS of Russian football fans, known as ‘ultras,’ have issued threats to England supporters ahead of the World Cup. Authorities though are confident they can stop any trouble from occurring. Who are the Russian Ultras? Essentially, the ‘ultra-fanatical’ football fans are the country’s hardcore yobs and hooligans who are spoiling for a fight during the World Cup Finals later this year in Russia. They have pledged to “unleash hell” during the football tournament. A group of the ultras are using the Russian social networking site VKontakte to discuss how best to take on other fans. One plan was to lure England fans to Reutov, a small town near Moscow, as it was thought “they would be easier targets to pick out”. In March a policeman died of a heart attack in Bilbao, northern Spain, as he was trying to stop street battles between supporters of Russian football team Spartak Moscow Spartak and Bilbao Athletic. Nine people were arrested … [Read more...] about Who are the Russian Ultras and how are the authorities planning on preventing hooligan gangs at the 2018 World Cup?