Monday, March 17, 2008

Vietnam - 1 H5N1 death confirmed in Ha Nam

"A child infected with type A flu (H5N1) from Van Lam village, Thanh Liem district, northern Ha Nam province has died, Nguyen Lam Quyet, director of the provincial Department of Health affirmed on March 17.

The child was said to have eaten sick chicken raised in the garden. He was hospitalised on March 8 and died a week later. After analyzing his blood sample, the National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology concluded that the child was infected with H5N1 – a lethal strain of bird flu.
Currently, Ha Nam provincial authorities are carrying out sterilization and quarantining around the commune and have sent five blood samples of birds in Van Lam village for tests."

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