Meningitis cases on upward trend

Doctors fear an outbreak of meningitis among children, especially meningitis caused by Pneumococcus.

Doctors of Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City said yesterday that there is an upward trend of meningitis cases in children. Dr. Truong Huu Khanh, head of the Hospital’s Neurology Division said that the cases of meningitis increased by 20-30 children more than previous months

The disease caused by bacteria can lead to glue ear; accordingly, children can suffer dulled hearing, lung inflammation and brain abscess and blood poisoning. To protect children from the disease, medical experts advised parents to take their children to hospitals for vaccination as scheduled.