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#H1N1 Vietnam 2 Consecutive Deaths @ Cho Ray Hosp. for 3 days
June 6, 2013
SGTT.VN - Two consecutive deaths at Cho Ray hospital for three days (3 - 5.6) for A/H1N1 flu - a 61-year-old men (living in Dong Thap) and a 24-year-old women (living in city . HCM).Not to mention, a three-year-old children with influenza A/H1N1 (descendants of patients in Dong Thap) were treated at Children's Hospital 1, Ho Chi Minh City.Through this practice, Dr. Truong Huu Khanh, chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital 1, Ho Chi Minh City, said:
Unlike Western countries, the flu season in Vietnam is not clear which occur throughout the year, focused on the converter when the weather such as heat transfer cold, heat transfer.Currently, overseas, this new form of influenza A/H1N1 have been classified as regular seasonal flu, causing fewer deaths.Meanwhile, in our country, the disease is fatal as the last two cases.
Why the difference?
The difference is that, in the advanced countries, people noisily flu shots, even in our country, only a few people are interested flu shot, this leads to immunity in the community is not high.In the last three years, the flu vaccine manufacturers have A/H1N1 influenza vaccine and, therefore, in the common flu shots countries, the disease is no longer a serious health problem.
As the A/H1N1 flu in Vietnam is a threat?
Yes, H1N1 influenza in our country can result in serious and fatal.People need to know this to avoid subjectivity.For other common strains, so we have had for years and many people exposed, the community should have immunity.If one disease, it is only mild.But in our country, the current H1N1 is fairly new, it takes a few years it became common flu.
After two deaths from A/H1N1 flu last, he wants people to realize what?
People need to know that H1N1 may actually exist, so if there are signs of the flu, do not think you have the common cold, in the self-treatment of chips from three days before to examination.In this case, the unfortunate case of influenza A/H1N1, the disease became severe, difficult drug to take effect.
People should be vaccinated against H1N1?
Based on the circulating influenza virus strains emerging in the last year that the vaccine manufacturers will produce the influenza vaccine is suitable for people.Influenza vaccine is certainly beneficial, but should know that it is not a one-time injection of vaccine may prevent all types of flu.
Subjects that need special attention of influenza A/H1N1?
It's adults over 60, children under two years of age who have underlying diseases (heart disease, asthma, chronic lung disease), people with lowered immunity, diabetes, pregnant women.Also, on other subjects, it should be noted that a number of factors difficult to cure disease progression: with lung injury, after 72 hours of hospitalization.
Is there any difference between the symptoms of H1N1 and other flu?
No difference symptoms than seasonal flu.This means that patients have signs such as fever, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, muscle aches.In addition, disease progression can lead to severe pneumonia, respiratory failure, pulmonary edema and death.