Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza A(H5N1) - update 25: Situation (human) in Viet Nam

17 February 2004

Situation (human) in Viet Nam

Laboratory tests have today confirmed an additional case of H5N1 infection in Viet Nam. The patient is a 15-year-old boy from Thanh Hoa Province, who was admitted to hospital on 9 February. He remains under treatment in Thanh Hoa Hospital.

Altogether, 21 cases, 14 of them fatal, have been reported in Viet Nam.

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