Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Lao People's Democratic Republic – update

8 March 2007

The Ministry of Health in Lao People's Democratic Republic has confirmed the country's first death from H5N1 avian influenza. The 15-year-old female from Vientiane, whose infection was announced 27 February, died on 7 March after being hospitalized in neighbouring Thailand.

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