Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vietnam: Brother of dying from H1N1 influenza A/H5N1 infection Read more:

[Previous posts said it was a "Cousin", this post says "Brother".]

Family in Dien Bien, just someone dying from influenza A/H5N1 has more people infected with influenza A/H1N1 brother.

This information was announced at the meeting the National Steering prevent pandemic influenza A/H1N1 pm 9/12.

Others, such as PV News, Vietnam has an additional male patients residing in Dien Bien death from influenza A/H5N1 and a history of eating more soup duck a week before death. Worrying is the brother of the patient is currently infected influenza A/H1N1.

At the same time, the sample of poultry in the family was positive for influenza A/H5N1. Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien - Director of Institute of hygiene and epidemiology TW concerned if the combination of two types of H1N1 virus in humans with the H5N1 virus in poultry and in humans to a new strain rate as H1N1 spreads rapidly and pathogenic H5N1 is strong as the high risk of death, many are very unpredictable.

Because mortality is too high related to influenza A/H5N1, so Central Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute and the Fund Henry Jackson Foundation (USA) have started the project "Research rates antibodies circulating H5N1 virus in humans in Hanoi, Thua Thien - Hue Tien Giang and "the funding made more than 1.6 million. The project will extend to September 2010. This is a study of influenza A/H5N1 biggest scale ever in Vietnam.

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