Bird Flu Victim in Viet Nam

HANOI - A 40-year-old man from northern Hai Duong province in Viet Nam has died from avian influenza after four days of treatment in Hanoi, according to Vietnam's Health Ministry.
calendar icon 15 February 2008
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The man slaughtered two dead chickens for meal before exhibiting bird flu symptoms early this month, the ministry said.

He was admitted to the city-based Tropical Diseases Hospital on 8 February.

Late last month the ministry confirmed that a 32-year-old man from northern Tuyen Quang died from bird flu on 18 January. He was said the have had the H5N1 strain f the virus.

Vietnam has confirmed a total of 103 human cases of bird flu infections, including 49 fatalities, since the disease started to hit the country in December 2003.

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