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December 11, 2016

Essentials of Zika Virus

Zika virus is a flavivirus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito bites or by sexual contact. At first, the WHO reported Zika virus circulation among 38 countries, especially in Latin America, but recently Zika virus has been spreading in Southeast Asia as well. The treatment for this infection is based in supportive care and rest, adequate oral hydration and controlling symptoms such as fever and pain with acetaminophen.

 

In most patients Zika virus infection causes a mild and self-limited disease that resemble other flaviviruses infections (dengue, chikungunya) with symptoms like fever, maculopapular rash, arthralgias and conjunctivitis. Some complications have been reported including Guillain-Barré syndrome; but the greatest concern about this infection rises when Zika virus infects pregnant woman and pass to the fetus producing congenital malformations in the baby.

Recently, the CDC defined the Congenital Zika Syndrome which describes the congenital anomalies in newborns whose mothers were infected during pregnancy; these anomalies are: severe microcephaly, brain anomalies (cerebral cortex thinning and subcortical calcifications among others),  ocular abnormal findings (cataracts, optic nerve hypoplasia/atrophy …), congenital contractures (reduced mobility of multiple joints) and neurological impairments (motor disabilities, cognitive disabilities, swallowing dysfunction, vision and hearing impairments …).

At present, there is no vaccine available to prevent Zika virus infection, however human trials of the Zika Purified Inactivated Virus (ZPIV) vaccine are taking place. For preventing the infection the CDC advises that all people in areas where Zika virus is spreading should wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, use insect repellents and stay/sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms, or if not possible sleep under a mosquito bed net. The CDC also recommends regular use of condoms, especially during pregnancy and pregnant women are especially exhorted to avoid travelling to areas with ongoing Zika virus infection.

November 21, 2016

Children can be affected by parent’s social media use

There are no doubts that social media is a great tool, but it can be also harmful for kids when parents post too much about them. It’s necessary to find a balance parent's right to share and child's right to privacy; the information parents share in social media can expose too much the children's past or can affect their future. Photos in the social media can be copied or shared over and over again which can generate more audience than parents expects.

 

Professors from the University of Florida have advised that parents should consider sharing children's struggles privately instead that sharing in Facebook or other media. It was also recommended to know the websites' privacy policies before posting anything. According to those professors, parents should also avoid uploading pictures of children in any state of undress and must be cautious before sharing child's location. In general parents are exhorted to consider the effect sharing can have on their child's future.

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Notice for Tet holiday of Kims Clinic

- Close from 26th Jan(Lunar 29th Dec) to 2nd Feb(Lunar 6th Jan)

Sorry for inconvenience, in case of emergency please contact some of hospitals as below.) 1. Hong Ngoc Hospital(04-3927 5568 press 0), 2. Vinmec Hospital(04-3974 3556 press 0), 3. Hanoi Family Practice(04-3843 0748)

*Our clinic will open from 3th Feb(Lunar 7th Jan) Thank you.

1, 8 and 15 Dec: Charity Clinic at Hanoi Evangelical Church

- Dr Kim's off time: Every Tuesday afternoon,

- Dr Ngoc's off time: Every Wednesday afternoon. 

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