Vietnam PM calls for swift action on measles
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at a Wednesday urgent meeting that health authorities have to do a better job in guiding the public and media to minimize measles deaths and contain the outbreaks as soon as possible.
Measles killing mass in Vietnam by hitting lungs, not brain
Measles deaths in Vietnam rose to 127 on Tuesday, as doctors announced unusual developments in the virus' effects on children respiratory systems.

Vietnamese pediatrician fined for quack 'weight gain' meds
A doctor in the southern city of Can Tho had his medical license suspended for 9 months and was fined VND29.35 million (around US$1,400) for prescribing anti-inflammatory medicine and painkillers for children suffering from a lack of appetite.

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Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered national focus on fighting measles as the Health Ministry said Thursday the disease seems to have hit some 8,500 people including many children nationwide.
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