Sunday, July 10, 2016
Vietnam - Schools take steps to prevent outbreak of diseases
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Education and Training has asked schools to take preventive measures and provide information about dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth prevention to teachers and parents.
All schools have been asked to clean classrooms and kill mosquito larvae before they reopen after the summer holiday.
The health sector will work with schools to spray chemicals to kill mosquitoes.
Schools were also asked to provide timely reports of hand-foot-mouth disease to district-level preventive medicine centres.
Children infected with hand-foot-mouth disease should be isolated at home or hospitals to avoid spreading the infection.
The department has also asked schools to work with the health sector to strengthen supervision of kitchens at schools and food processing facilities to ensure food safety and hygiene.
In the first three weeks of June, the city recorded 328 cases of dengue fever and 427 cases of hand-foot-mouth disease, according to a report released by the Department of Health.
Two people in the city have died from dengue fever this year.