Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Two human cases of H5N1 in China and Vietnam

Vietnam has released information about their first case of human H5N1 infection since last March. An 8 year old girl from Than Hoa province was hospitalized on January 2nd. Authorities report that she had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to infection

A 19 year old woman from Beiging passed away on Jan. 5th after being infected with H5N1, presumably from ducks she purchased from a local market.

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