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  • Vietnam reports outbreak of H1N1 flu among human

    Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-3-23 14:20:50

    Vietnam has diagnosed the first outbreak of avian H1N1 flu on humans in 2015, said Vietnam's Ministry of Health's General Department of Preventive Medicine ( GDPM) in the capital Hanoi on Monday.

    On March 14 to 21, a total of 33 victims, who mostly are students at a primary school in Central Highlands Lam Dong province, some 1,050 km south of Hanoi, were reported with symptoms of fever, coughing, and running nose, stated the GDPM.

    Samples of these victims have been tested to give positive results with avian H1N1 flu, which caused an epidemic in Vietnam in 2009, Vietnam's state-run television VTV quoted a report by the GDPM as saying on Monday.

    The 33 above-mentioned cases are temporarily dismissed from school for isolation and medical treatment.

    The GDPM representative advised local authorities to cooperate with the healthcare sector for early detection of new H1N1 flu case, so that they will be isolated, diagnosed and treated promptly.

    Last edited by tetano; March 23, 2015, 02:18 AM.

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    Outbreak of flu H1N1 reported in Lam Dong Province

    The Department of Preventive Medicine, a part of the Ministry of Health, yesterday said that an outbreak of flu A/H1N1 had been reported at a primary school in Da Teh District of Lam Dong and infected people would be soon quarantined and provided treatment.

    chairman of the Da Teh District People?s Committee Bui Van **** yesterday said that 16 fourth graders at Xuan Thanh Elementary-Middle School had been confirmed to have influenza A H1N1 according to tests conducted by Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute.

    All infected students are allowed to stay at home to curb transmission.

    A team has been deployed to sterilize the school and the 16 students? homes as well as all sites throughout the district to stall the spread of the flu. Currently, their health condition is stable and some of them were discharged.
    The Department also warned that seasonal flu was an acute disease which easily transmits from person to person as influenza A /H1N1 viruses are transmitted via respiration and throat fluids. The disease is recorded all year round, especially in spring-winter season.