A 52-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City has become the first person in Vietnam to die from bird flu in nine months.
Vietnamese health officials said Tuesday the man was hospitalized
January 11 with a high fever and died a week later. He tested positive
for the H5N1 virus.
Earlier, the man reportedly killed a duck and came into contact with
chickens at a market where several birds later died of unknown causes.
It is Vietnam's first bird flu death since April, when a four-year-old child died.