Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Viet Nam - update 3

21 February 2008

The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has confirmed a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. The case has been confirmed by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).

The case is a 27 -year old male from Ninh Nhat district, Ninh Binh province . He developed symptoms on 3 February was hospitalized on12 February and died on 14 February. The case had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to his illness.

Of the 104 cases confirmed to date in Vietnam, 50 have been fatal.

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