Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza A(H5N1) - update 29: Situation (human) in Viet Nam

23 February 2004

Situation (human) in Viet Nam

Laboratory tests have confirmed an additional case of H5N1 infection in Viet Nam. The case is a 16-month-old baby girl from Dong Nai Province. She has been hospitalized since 16 February in Ho Chi Minh City and remains in stable condition.

To date, Viet Nam has reported 23 confirmed cases, of which 15 have been fatal.

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