Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Laos teenager dies from avian influenza

Laos 8 March, 2007 The Ministry of Health in Lao People's Democratic Republic has confirmed the country's first death from H5N1 avian influenza. The 15-year-old female from Vientiane, whose infection was announced 27 February, died on 7 March after being hospitalized in neighbouring Thailand (WHO).