Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Number of cases of influenza AH5N1 in Vietnam ranked third in the world

29/10 in Hanoi took place heavy Influenza Workshop: Burden, pathogen and clinical management by the International Association of Influenza and other viral respiratory diseases (ISIRV) coordinate with the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology organization.
The workshop attracted representatives, medical professionals from many countries around the world attended.
The workshop was held for 2.5 days (from 29 to light 31/10), the leading experts in the field of severe flu will focus discussion around issues related to Asian countries with emphasis clinical management of severe influenza and other respiratory infections.
Speaking at the meeting, Assoc. TS. Nguyen Thi Xuyen, Deputy Minister of Health said that Vietnam recorded the first case of influenza A (H5N1) in 2003, then we continue to record the scattered cases occurred along with the hard avian influenza. To date, Vietnam has recorded 123 cases, including 61 deaths (mortality rate / suffering is 49.5%), ranked third in the world in some cases.
While influenza outbreaks in poultry have occurred in many countries in the world and the ability of recombinant avian influenza virus A (H5N1) with other strains still can occur, which continue the health care problems of all scientists. Therefore, this workshop is very meaningful for us to share information about the burden, pathogens, and clinical management of severe influenza disease in order to determine the role of antiretroviral drugs, the other interventions to mitigate the effects of severe flu for people's health as well as to identify issues related to the phenomenon of drug resistance - Vice Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen stressed.
Influenza pandemic in 2009 were shown on the complexity and unpredictable of the virus can occur and their potential impact on epidemiological and clinical. The threat of an influenza pandemic caused by influenza virus A (H5N1) Highly Pathogenic still persist for more than 8 years, while our understanding of the transformation of strain into strains capable of human transmission has not been confirmed. Recently, the world recorded 02 cases of a new strain of the corona virus has reminded us of the SARS outbreak in 2003.High mortality rate among patients with influenza A (H5N1) have increased our difficulties in dealing with severe flu, regardless of whether the disease is caused by a new strain of influenza virus or flu season.

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