Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sixth death from A/H1N1 in Vietnam confirmed

24(F)--HCMC-- DOD 6/5 
Ly Kim Sen61(M)--Dong Thap--DOD 6/3 
72(M)--DOD early May  

[In English, no translation]
VietNamNet Bridge – A 24-year-old female factory worker died from A/H1N1 flu at the Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City on June 5. This is the second consecutive death of A/H1N1 in the last three days in the hospital and the sixth death in Vietnam so far this year.

The patient is identified as V.T.C.V, a native of Kon Tum Province, who worked in District 9, HCM City.
She contracted A/H1N1 after eating rice gruel with chicken. The woman had delivered a baby at Tu Du Obstetric Hospital one day before she was admitted to Cho Ray Hospital.
Test results of molecular biology at Cho Ray Hospital and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City were both positive for A/H1N1 strain.
Despite aggressive treatment, the patient suffered from respiratory failure, cardiovascular collapse and died on the morning of June 5. This is the third death by A/H1N1 in HCM City.
Just two days ago, on June 3, a man named Ly Kim Sen, 61, from the southern province of Dong Thap died at Cho Ray due to heart failure and severe respiratory problems, caused by A/H1N1.
Sen’s grandchild, a three-year-old girl in Dong Thap Province, is also reported to contract A/H1N1 flu. Thanks to early treatment, the baby is recovering from the disease.
The first death from the virus strain in the city occurred in early May when a 72-year-old man died from respiratory failure after only a day of treatment.
According to the World Health Organization, there are no signs of changes in the genes of the H1N1 virus.

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