Via Saigon Giai Phong: Change personal habits to eradicate skin disease: WHO. Excerpt:
While looking into solutions to eradicate the bizarre and unidentified skin disease plaguing Ba To District in the central province of Quang Ngai, Dr. Babatunde Olowokure, acting head of the World Health Organization in Vietnam, said that it is important that local medical workers focus on bringing about a change in people’s personal habits.
Dr. Olowokure said that so far there has never been any medical record of such a skin disease in any of WHO’s medical journals.
This is a quite a new, bizarre and unknown disease in the world, he said. Hence it will take some time to determine its cause.
WHO will continue to provide assistance to the Ministry of Health for research into finding the cause of the disease, improve people’s nutrition intake, living environment, and closely monitor any fresh cases.