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Avian Influenza (H5N1) (Human) in Vietnam

20 Jan 2012

The Health Department has reported a human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1); this is the first case in Vietnam to be reported since April 2010.

The case is a duck farmer from the southern Mekong delta province of Hau Giang. Experts are investigating the source of infection which may have been his flock. The man died as a result of the infection on 11 January 2012. Confirmation by WHO is awaited.

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