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Vietnam: 1 death from H5N1 reported? (media report) - H1N1 according to original Xinhua report

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  • Vietnam: 1 death from H5N1 reported? (media report) - H1N1 according to original Xinhua report


    Bird flu kills one in Vietnam
    Six other H5N1 cases reported in south Vietnam
    15:01 August 10, 2018
    Anadolu Agency

    At least one person has died of bird flu in Vietnam, the Xinhua news agency said Thursday.

    Virus H5N1 was detected in the post-mortem blood tests of the 60-year-old victim who died Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City, Xinhua reported, citing provincial health officials.

    In a statement, Pasteur Institute said six separate H5N1 cases have been identified in Vietnam's south...

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    Hattip Tetano:

    The original Xinhua article mentions H1N1, not H5N1:

    Southern Vietnam reports one more H1N1 death

    Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-09 23:20:58|Editor: Mu Xuequan

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- A 60-year-old man from Vietnam's southern Tra Vinh province has died in Ho Chi Minh City after contracting flu virus H1N1, the provincial Department of Health announced Thursday.

    According to the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, specimens from the man, who died on Monday at Cho Ray Hospital in the city, have been tested positive to the flu virus strain of H1N1.

    Before the latest H1N1 death, Vietnam's southern region reported six fatalities of the flu virus. The patients came from Ho Chi Minh City and the two provinces of Dong Thap and Tay Ninh.

    Vietnam experienced an H1N1 pandemic in 2009, with over 9,000 cases of people contracting the disease, and nearly 20 deaths within four months of the year, according to the country's Health Ministry.
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