Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Vietnam reports suspected avian influenza case

Viet Nam 23 May, 2007 A 30-year-old man under treatment at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi might be the first human case of avian influenza infection in Vietnam since November 2005. The man from Vinh Phuc province was in critical condition. Initial tests on samples taken from him were positive to the H5N1 avian influenza virus strain. Vietnam has vaccinated more than 115 million poultry so far this year, according to the Department of Animal Health.