Second Human Fatality in Vietnam

Via VietNamNet Bridge, 21/06/2007

A female patient from Nam Dinh has died as a result of the Bird-Flu H5N1 virus, at the National Institute for Transmitted and Tropical Diseases, said the institutes’s Deputy Director Nguyen Hong Ha.

The patient was hospitalised on June 8 with heavily injured lungs, respiratory failure. After ten days of treatment, the situation didn’t improve due to the virus resisting the medicines.

 

The woman’s health got worse and worse and she died at 6.30am on June 21 after 13 days in the hospital.

 

This is the second type A/H5N1 patient in Vietnam to have died recently, after 17 months with no reported case of bird flu in a human.

 

Here is a Link to the news Item in VietNamNet Bridge:   http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2007/06/708976/

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