Another person dies of H5N1, in a “Bird-Flu-Free” Province of Vietnam

 Vietnamese boy dies of bird flu  

 07/08/2007  The National Department of Preventative Health announced Tuesday, that Thanh Hoa province’s 15-year-old Cao Trong Toan died en route to Hanoi from the northern province for emergency treatment. 

On the 19th of last month, the patient’s family bought 20 geese to raise at home.Three days later all the geese had died and Toan developed a high fever. 

Today's standard flag for Vietnam. 

So another Vietnamese person, this time a 15 years old boy, has died.

The boy died in the province of Thanh Hoa.

The thing is, that Thanh Hoa was one of the provinces which had been confirmed by the Government of Vietnam, as a Bird-Flu-Free province only yesterday!

Please see the following: VietNamNet Bridge  reports the following today, 07/08/2007 :

Nation reins in bird flu, only three provinces still affected

Only three provinces across the nation remain infected by bird flu, dropping from a peak of 18 provinces struggling with the virus in May, said the Department of Animal Health yesterday.

The affected provinces include Dien Bien in the north, Quang Binh in the centre and Dong Thap in the south. Authorities said Quang Binh was well on the way to dropping off the list of bird flu-affected provinces, which will be achieved after being free of the virus for 21 days.According to the department, 63 out of 64 cities and provinces have completed or are implementing the first round of vaccination against bird flu in 2007. More than 160mil poultry have been vaccinated around the country.

Sources;

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2007/08/727015/ 

http://www.thanhniennews.com/healthy/?catid=8&newsid=30773  

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