Infectious Diseases 2005

Infectious Diseases 2005

Vietnamese teenager has H5N1 avian influenza

22 November, 2005

A Vietnamese teenager 15-year-old Vu Van Hoa, who is being treated at a local hospital, has been confirmed with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, health officials said on Tuesday.
Hoa was hospitalized late last week together with four other patients from Haiphong who were suspected having avian influenza.
However, tests performed on the other four, who included a veterinarian who had developed flu symptoms after coming into contact with sick chickens, were negative for H5N1.