Thursday, December 27, 2007

4-yr-old boy dies of bird flu a day after Gov’t gives all clear- Vietnam

HA NOI — Tests have shown that a four-year-old child in Moc Chau District of Son La Province died of the H5N1 virus on Tuesday, head of the Preventative Healthcare Department Nguyen Huy Nga said yesterday.

The infant suffered high temperatures and severe pneumonia after eating chicken and was taken to the National Paediatric Hospital for treatment.

This was the first recorded outbreak for 23 days, only one day after the country was declared free of the disease by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

MARDDeputy Minister Bui Ba Bong said people needed to be cautious and under no circumstances eat sick birds. People suspected of having the disease should be taken to hospital immediately.

The Ministry of Health were co-operating with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to control the disease and prevent it from spreading to other locations. They would also thoroughly disinfect the environment, Bong said

Bird flu story source: Vietnam News Service

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