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Friday, June 7, 2013
#H1N1 Vietnam: Influenza virus A/H1N1/2009 no genetic variation
June 7, 2013
The Health Ministry said that since early this year, there are over 500,000 people with the flu, including 10 deaths.The report of the monitoring system for key national flu influenza strains that circulated in 2013, including 2009 H1N1, influenza A/H3N2, influenza B.Influenza A/H1N1 2009 pandemic phase has passed since May 8/2010, are included in the monitoring system and implement preventive measures such as seasonal influenza through research and genetic analysis showed that influenza A virus strains / 2009 H1N1 is not genetically modified.However, the prevalence of A/H1N1 influenza virus in clinical specimens positive for influenza virus accounted for 50% and tended to increase, the majority of deaths due to influenza infection A/H1N1.Dang up the total number of cases and deaths from influenza in the first 5 months of 2013 did not increase compared with 2012.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam to this point has not recorded cases of influenza A/H7N9 in humans as well as in poultry.However, the risk of intrusion, and the spread of influenza virus outbreak is very high ...