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  • Vietnam - As many as 209 children test positive for pork tapeworms in the province of Bắc Ninh

    Last update 23:57 | 18/03/2019 0

    As many as 124 children test positive for pork tapeworms

    As many as 124 children from the northern province of Bắc Ninh tested positive for pork tapeworms, or Taenia solium, according to two institutes that conducted tests yesterday.

    Many worried parents rushed to H? Nội with their kids after news broke that 57 children in Bắc Ninh Province were found positive for pork tapeworms.

    The 124 children are among 1,500 children that visited the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) and the National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE) for tests since last Friday.

    Thousands of worried parents rushed to H? Nội with their kids after news broke that 57 children from the Thanh Khương Kindergarten in northern Bắc Ninh Province were found to have tapeworms.

    Late last month, pork suspected of being infected with the parasite was found in the school’s kitchen. The pork was supplied by the Hương Th?nh Company. The actual source of the tapeworms has not yet been confirmed.
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    https://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/so...tapeworms.html

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    Last update 15:08 | 18/03/2019 0

    VN police investigate mass infection of children with cysticercosis

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    The case was revealed after parents at Thanh Khuong Commune Nursery School noticed that the pork used at school had cysts like the meat from sick pigs. 44 out of 173 samples were tested positive to cysticercosis. After that, it was found out that many other children in Thuan Thanh District are also exposed to cysticercosis.

    As of March 17, about 1,500 children were brought to Hanoi to test for cysticercosis. Out of which 209 were found to have indications of the disease, however, doctors said the number of ill children was still on the rise. Due to the huge number of children needed to be tested, on the next day, the local department of health supported the families by taking samples from children at 19 nursery schools in Thuan Thanh District to send to the hospitals so that the parents will not have to wait at hospitals.

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    https://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/so...icercosis.html

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