Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Vietnamese woman has bird flu - report

HANOI (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Vietnamese woman has caught bird flu, the country’s first human case since early June, and taken to a Hanoi hospital, state media reported on Tuesday.

Laboratory tests in Vietnam showed the woman from a farm in the northern province of Ha Tay, the largest poultry supplier to Hanoi, was confirmed to have the H5N1 virus, the Saigon Giai Phong (Liberation Saigon) reported.

She was breathing on a respirator, the newspaper quoted doctors treating her as saying but gave no further details.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has not confirmed the latest infection.

Bird flu story source: Reuters

UPDATE: The woman died Saturday after being admitted a week before for treatment, said a source at a Hanoi hospital who asked not to be named.

“Tests were positive for the H5N1 virus,” the source said, adding that the woman had been seven months pregnant.

Bird flu update link: AFP

Posted by john T. on 07/31 at 04:43 AM
(0) CommentsPermalink
Page 1 of 1 pages