Diphtheria Is Spreading Fast In Vietnam’s Main Coffee Region

From: bloomberg.com

Diphtheria is spreading quickly and more widely in Vietnam’s major coffee region than in previous years, according to the government.

Ten more people in the Central Highlands were found to have contracted the disease on Tuesday, bringing the total in the main coffee belt to more than 60, with Dak Lak the latest province to be hit, the Ministry of Health said.

Three patients have died because of late detection, all of them in remote areas, which had not recorded any diphtheria cases in the past 16 years, the ministry said on its website, citing a meeting on July 7.

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