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COVID-19 cases keep rising in Laos 03 Aug 2022
VIENTIANE, Aug ... Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion under the Lao Ministry of Health Phonepaseuth Ounaphom told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday that it was possible the number of cases was increasing because of the high number of Omicron sub-variant infections in Europe.

Laos prepares for possible monkeypox outbreak 27 Jul 2022
VIENTIANE, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Ministry of Health will work with concerned parties to deal with a possible outbreak of monkeypox cases, through surveillance and preparation of medical equipment including a laboratory equipped to identify the virus ... health condition.

Dengue cases in Laos surpass 10,000 21 Jul 2022
VIENTIANE, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The number of dengue cases in Laos surpassed 10,000 on Thursday, according to data released by the Lao Ministry of Health ... The 12 deaths included five in Vientiane, three in Attapeu, two in Saravan, and two more in Oudomxay and Xieng Khuang province.

Lao health ministry calls for vigilance against Omicron

Xinhua 21 Jul 2022
VIENTIANE, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to be extra vigilant about complying with COVID-19 prevention measures as a new wave of Omicron takes hold in Thailand and other neighboring countries ... Lao health ministry calls for vigilance against Omicron.

More China-aided anti-epidemic supplies handed over to Laos

People Daily 20 Jul 2022
... the Lao capital Vientiane, July 18, 2022 ... The anti-epidemic supplies were handed over by Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong to Lao Health Minister Bounfeng Phoummalaysith in the Lao capital Vientiane.

COVID-19 pandemic affects essential health services: Lao health minister 08 Jul 2022
VIENTIANE, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected essential health services and, even though the virus outbreak in Laos has subsided, some healthcare services are not able to recover to pre-pandemic levels, according to Lao Minister of Health Bounfeng Phoummalaysith.

Laos, ASEAN discuss ways to attract more visitors

People Daily 06 Jul 2022
VIENTIANE, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The Lao authorities are holding talks with other ASEAN (the Association of Southeast ... Plans will also focus on ensuring the health and safety of tourists as the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday.

Over 6,000 infected with dengue fever in Laos in 6 months

People Daily 05 Jul 2022
... the Lao Ministry of Health on Monday, Lao capital Vientiane recorded the highest number of dengue patients at 3,193.

Almost 80 percent of population in Laos vaccinated against COVID-19

Xinhua 29 Jun 2022
VIENTIANE, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Some 5,833,738 people have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, equal to 79.5 percent of the total population, according to the Lao Ministry of Health ... The Lao Ministry of Health is advising residents in Lao capital Vientiane to get booster shots at any of the main hospitals as well as at district hospitals.

Dengue fever infections in Laos rise to 4,087

Malaysian National News Agency 28 Jun 2022
VIENTIANE, June 27 (Bernama) -- An additional 161 dengue fever cases were reported across Laos in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 4,087, according to the Lao Ministry of Health on Monday, reported Xinhua ... of Health on Monday.

Laos on alert for monkeypox among tourists

Malaysian National News Agency 26 May 2022
VIENTIANE, May 25 (Bernama) -- Lao health authorities are monitoring tourists for cases of monkeypox, following a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that cases of the disease have emerged in several countries. According to Xinhua, the local daily Vientiane Times on ...

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