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Friday, May 20, 2011

Vietnam : Epidemics continue to threaten provinces

From Vietnam News :

" Swine flu, hand-foot-mouth disease, and respiratory diseases have been either spreading to or worsening in many provinces, health officials warned.

The Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that one more person has died of swine flu, increasing the number of fatalities this year to 13.

The patient, a 27-year-old man in Central Highland Dak Lak Province's Krong Bong District, fell ill on April 27 with symptoms like coughing, high fever, and blood in the mucus.

He received treatment at a private health clinic for many days before his family took him to the provincial general hospital where he tested positive for A/H1N1. Despite being given Tamiflu, he failed to recover and died on May 6.

There have been more than 470 cases of swine flu in the country this year."

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