13 Chinese provinces have reported cases
Vietnam’s infectious disease surveillance system, Vietnam Public Health Emergency Response Center (PHEOC Vietnam), the focal point for the implementation of Vietnam’s International Health Regulations, said, until January 23, China has recorded 541 cases, including 17 deaths, 15 infected health workers.
The outbreak of coronary pneumonia is complicated by an increase in the number of cases and spread to many Chinese provinces. Cases reported in 13 provinces / cities: Hubei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangxi, Henan, Hunan, Tu Xuyen and Van Nam.
At present, acute pneumonia has recorded an increase in the number of cases in Thailand with four cases of immigration. In addition, some areas and territories have recorded cases of invasive diseases such as Japan (01 case), Korea (01 case), Taiwan (01), United States (01), Macau (01), Hong Kong (01).
Acute pneumonia due to a new strain of virus is spreading widely.
WHO recognizes that nCoV acute respiratory infections have limited ability to transmit from person to person.
On January 22, 2020, WHO held an emergency public health event emergency committee meeting to consider declaring the outbreak of nCoV acute respiratory infections in China as a Public Health Event. causing international concern (PHEIC) and making recommendations to the member states.
Currently, the WHO Director declares that further information and evidence is needed to make a final decision. On January 23, WHO will continue to meet on this issue.
In Vietnam, there has been no case reported. Previously, three passengers from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China were found to have a fever from a remote body temperature meter at Da Nang International Airport and Cam Ranh International Airport. quarantined promptly, eliminated nCoV infection and returned to China.
In order to proactively prevent acute respiratory infections caused by nCoV in accordance with the evolution of the epidemic situation, the Ministry of Health recommends that people and the community to well implement the following measures:
1. Limit direct contact with people with acute respiratory infections; When necessary contact with sick people must wear a proper medical mask and keep a distance when exposed.
2. Keep warm, personal hygiene, wash your hands often with soap, mouthwash with mouthwash to prevent pneumonia.
3. Need to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, preferably with a cloth or handkerchief to reduce the spread of respiratory secretions.
4. Persons returning from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, or other Chinese provinces / cities that are currently experiencing outbreaks or have close contact with people with nCoV acute respiratory infections 14 days if signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath are needed, immediately go to the nearest medical facility for timely consultation, examination and treatment.
5. When detecting epidemics, it is necessary to inform health agencies and local administrations for monitoring, handling and coping with epidemics so that epidemics do not break out or spread.