Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#H1N1 Vietnam Deaths in a Row Don't Exclude Possibility that strain has Modified, Highly Pathogenic - WHO Rep.

June 12, 2012
Excerpt - Translation

MA Le Van Tuan, representing the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam, said the H1N1 flu does not appear seasonal pathogens that are spread in every time of year. Subjects infected with the elderly, children and pregnant women. "The cases of A/H1N1 flu death row in the past does not exclude the possibility that this strain of influenza virus has modified, highly pathogenic" - Mr. Obey said.

Outbreaks are seasonal flu

's Supervision Ministry of Health show that in the first 5 months of the year, there were nearly 400,000 cases of the flu, the majority of influenza A/H1N1 infection. According to WHO, every year the world record for about 5 million cases of severe influenza and from 250000-500000 deaths.
The mortality rate of severe cases is 5% - 10%. Dr. Nguyen Dac Tho, deputy director of the Center for Preventive Medicine HCM City, said that during late May to early June is seasonal respiratory infections, flu began to increase rapidly.

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