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Monday, March 1, 2010

Animal disease warning issued as bird flu kills Mekong resident

From Vietnam, more health problems namely the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus which took its first victim last week.

" The Vietnamese Ministry of Health reported the first human bird flu death this year on Friday, prompting an animal health official to warn that animal health diseases could sweep the country in 2010.

The 38-year-old victim from the Mekong Delta Tien Giang Province was killed February 23, soon before Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed she had tested positive with the H5N1 virus. The victim’s name has not been released. "

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