Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Viet Nam – update 20

14 June 2005

The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has confirmed an additional 3 human cases of infection with H5N1 avian influenza. The cases were detected during the last two weeks of May. All three patients are from Hanoi and remain alive. No further data about these cases have been provided.

The newly confirmed cases bring the total, in Viet Nam, since mid-December 2004 to 55 cases. Of these patients, 18 have died and three are currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hanoi.