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November 28, 2005

Vietnamese toddler has H5N1

I don't find the story yet on my usual Vietnamese sources, but Xinhua has it: Vietnamese boy infected with bird flu.

A three-year-old boy from Vietnam's southern Tien Giang province has been contracted with bird flu, local newspaper Youth reported Monday.

Initial test showed that the boy from Cai Lay district has been infected with the disease, the paper said, adding he is now in need of respiratory assistance.

The boy was admitted to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 26, after having fever, cough and respiratory illness.

Vietnam's Health Ministry on Sunday announced that the country has detected 66 human cases of H5N1 infections, including 22 fatalities, in 25 cities and provinces since December 2004, bringing the total infection cases and death tolls since December 2003 to 93 and 42 respectively.

consolation that Vietnam's H5N1 mortality rate has fallen to a mere 45 percent.

Posted by dymaxion at November 28, 2005 01:33 PM

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