Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza A(H5N1) in humans in Viet Nam - update 3

19 January 2004

Laboratory tests have confirmed a fifth case of H5N1 avian influenza in humans in Viet Nam. The case occurred in an 8-year-old girl who died on 17 January in Hanoi, where she had been hospitalized since 15 January.

All five confirmed cases have been fatal. The first death occurred on 30 December 2003.