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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The first Vietnamese swine influenza A/H3N2

Machine translated article via Dantri :

" On 15/2, Tran Thanh Duong, Deputy Director of Preventive Health (MOH) said Vietnam has detected cases of A/H3N2 flu originated from pigs. These cases originated from influenza A/H3N2 was first recorded in Vietnam.

As reported by the National Influenza Center - Pasteur Institute of Ho. Ho Chi Minh, influenza surveillance system key southern countries found cases of A/H3N2 flu originated from pigs.

This is a new 2-year-old female patients in Duoc, Long An influenza have been treated at Children's Hospital 1 and then cured. Samples of these patients have been tested in a laboratory at the CDC standard WHO official - the United States and has been confirmed.

Yang said, this is the first case reported in Vietnam A/H3N2 flu originated from pigs. This slight movement of cases and no evidence of transmission from person to person.

According to the National Influenza Center, from 4/2011 so far not found more cases of new flu strains.

First A/H3N2 flu infection in pigs derived from the first note, the Health Ministry has instructed the sentinel surveillance system countries strengthen influenza surveillance and early detection of cases of influenza that originated in on the pig and coordinate with the Office of WHO in Vietnam organized epidemiological investigation of this case."

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