Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New suspected bird flu case in south Vietnam - [Human]

A man from Bac Lieu province has been hospitalized with symptoms of bird flu after cooking and eating a duck which had died allegedly of bird flu.

The 40-year-old man, who is now in the Tropical Disease Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, has been suffering from severe respiratory problems in the last few days.

He works for a farmer named Tran Van Thong who raises 350 ducklings, some of which died recently.

The province‚Äôs animal health authorities said three flocks of ducks in Bac Lieu’s Hong Dan district had died in the last few days with bird flu symptoms.

They had been raised in the neighboring Soc Trang province.

The man and the dead ducks are being tested for the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Source used in bird flu story: Thanhnien News (Vietnam)

Posted by john T. on 06/27 at 04:49 AM
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