Thursday, August 02, 2007

Vietnam : H5N1 Kills Pregnant Woman

A 22 year old woman, seven months pregnant, died from the bird flu virus, in the northern Ha Tay province. The woman, referred to here as D.T.H. fell ill after eating what is believed to have been infected chicken meat :

Health officials have disinfected the woman's house and surrounding areas, an official at Ha Tay's preventive medicine center said.
The case marked the sixth infection since May with two people dying earlier – a 20-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman – in June, the first fatalities since November 2005.

Vietnam had been hailed as a bright spot in Asia for containing bird flu after starting a nationwide poultry vaccination campaign. No human cases were reported in the country in 2006, but the virus came back to infect poultry early this year.

Outbreaks have been reported since May in 18 of the country’s 64 provinces and cities, mostly among unvaccinated ducks and other waterfowl.

Bird Flu Hits Two More Vietnam Provinces

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