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Vietnam Raises Zika Alert Level After Tourist Tests Positive


Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at the meeting with Binh Thuan authorities.

Vietnam raises its Zika alert level as an Australian tourist tested positive for the virus after returning from the country. - by Le Thi Minh Hue - March 24, 2016

HANOI: Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has raised the alert level for Zika after an Australian tourist tested positive upon his return from Vietnam.

The move came after the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Heath Regulations (IHR) agency informed Vietnam of the case, Professor Tran Dac Phu, Head of Preventive Medicine Department, told local media late Wednesday (Mar 23).

Phu confirmed that the Australian tourist went through an incubation period while in Vietnam.


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