Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Avian Influenza claims human victim in Vietnam

28 December, 2007

Vietnam confirmed yesterday that avian influenza has killed a 4-year-old boy from a northern province. The boy died at the Paediatrics Hospital in Hanoi on December 16, five days after he was admitted to a hospital in Son La province, 320km north-west of Hanoi. The boy was transferred to the hospital in Hanoi on December 14 after his symptoms were identified similar to avian influenza.