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The southern province of Binh Duong has confirmed the first case of bird flu on humans and the patient has been carried to Ho Chi Minh City for treatments.
The patient is Truong Phu Son, born in 1990. He was living in a house in Phu Loi Ward, Thu Dau Mot Town, according to the provincial Department of Health
He returned to his home province of Thanh Hoa during the Lunar New Year holidays late January, and has come back to Binh Duong to work. On February 17, he had high temperatures and breathing difficulty, and was brought to a local hospital.
On Feb. 23, he was transferred to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Diseases as his conditions became worse.
Blood samples later showed that Son was infected with the deadly bird flu virus A/H5N1.
Health officials said where he was infected with the virus was still unknown.
Health officials also quarantined those who had contacts with Son in his rented house in Phu Loi Ward and disinfected the area with chemicals.