Wednesday, January 14, 2009

8-Year Old Bird Flu Patient Released from Hospital

An update on Bui Thi Thao, the 8-year old girl who gathered the unfortunate title of Vietnam's first bird flu patient of 2009:

Bui Thi Thao is continuing her recovery and has been released from the hospital, according to VOV News. The girl was admitted to the hospital on January 2nd with influenza-like symptoms and tests revealed infection with H5N1. Her sister was hospitalized shortly after with similar symptoms but died before diagnostics could confirm if bird flu was the cause.

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