Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Viet Nam – update 22

17 June 2005

The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has today confirmed that between 1 to 17 June, 4 cases of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza were reported. Two of the patients are from Hanoi and one is from the nearby province of Hai Duong. The fourth patient is from the central province of Nghe An.

All 4 of the patients are alive. At present, a total of 7 patients are being treated for H5N1 avian influenza at a hospital in Hanoi.

These newly confirmed cases bring the total, in Viet Nam, since mid-December 2004 to 59 cases, of which 18 were fatal.