HA NOI (VNS)- A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum’s Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.
The patients, aged from seven to 50, were all suffering from fever, jaundice and white eyes. Samples taken by the health department reported positive to hepatitis A.
Director of the ministry’s Preventive Health Department, Nguyen Van Binh, said the outbreaks were caused by unhygienic environments and the use of polluted well water.
The provincial and central health departments have co-operated with the Central Highland Institute of Epidemic Prevention to control the spread of the disease. – VNS