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Monday, July 8, 2013

Northernmost Vietnam province reports 2nd swine-flu death of 2013

Via Than Nien News :

" Another resident of Ha Giang Province has died from the H1N1 strain of swine flu, while five more had tested positive for H1N1 as of Saturday, Vietnam News Agency reported Sunday.

According to the Ha Giang Health Department, Ban Thi Lanh, 15, a resident of Ngoc Duong Commune’s Na Bau Hamlet, started showing symptoms such as severe coughing, sore throat, runny nose, muscle pain, chest pain, fever and

She was taken to the Ha Giang Town’s health center three days later to collect samples that were then sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, which said they tested positive for H1N1.

Her family brought Lanh to the Ha Giang General Hospital for further

Dr. Nguyen Thi Du, director of Ha Giang Town’s health center, said on Saturday that another 23 people in Na Bau Hamlet suspected of having or as having had H1N1 had also been quarantined for treatment and were being closely monitored. Five of them, who tested positive to H1N1, have been treated at the provincial general hospital.

According to Dr. Nguyen Van Nghia, head of the Ha Giang General Hospital’s infection department, they were admitted to the hospital between July 3-5 with symptoms like high fevers, severe coughing, chest pain, lung damage

The Ha Giang health department has assigned relevant authorities to Na Bau Hamlet to spray disinfecting chemicals, study the problem and initiate steps to prevent the infection from spreading.

Earlier, Nguyen Van Lieu, 56, of Vi Xuyen District, died on May 21 after a week in the hospital, becoming Ha Giang's first H1N1 fatality of the year."

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