Saturday, 21 April 2012

Health Authorities-Skin Infection-Skin Disease-Vietnam

Vietnam seeks foreign help after skin disease kills 19

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's Health Authorities will seek foreign assistance to deal with a resurgence of a mystery skin infection that has already killed 19 people in the central region and terrified villagers, state-run media reported on Saturday. The disease was first reported between April and December last year, with doctors unable to identify the cause and it has re-emerged in a mountainous district of Quang Ngai province. One village was reported to be in a state of terror over the death of a resident, and altogether 171 people reported infections on palms and the soles of their feet. ... read more..

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