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.Read more
Source: Vientiane Times In 2019, over 144,000 people drowned in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for 61 percent of globalRead more
Laos on Monday received more than one million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States (US) government.Read more
One million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are set to reach Laos on July 15, giving a boost to the government’s efforts to protect people from the Covid-19.Read more
Health officials will roll out round 3 of the vaccination programme next month, when target groups will be given the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.Read more
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has expressed concern about emerging variants of the virusRead more
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the first human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus infection has been reported in Laos.Read more
International health organisations on Thursday praised Laos’ early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the virus earlier this month.Read more
Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus this rainy season.Read more
The Ministry of Health will continue to work with international partners to reduce tobacco smoking in Laos even though there has been some success in this field.Read more
The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation in Laos jointly held a press conference last week to put an end to the rumours concerning the so-called “new mystery disease” that had been circulating on social media.
Many people received updates on Facebook concerning an unidentified illness that struck down about 60 people in Xieng Khuang province this week, causing widespread concern and speculation about this “new” disease.
Speaking at the press conference …..
The Ministry of Health and Institut Pasteur du Laos last week reported that they have identified the Zika virus in 19 residents of Vientiane who were infected between 2012 and 2015.
More than 1,300 stored blood samples were tested from patients with symptoms similar to …..