Swine flu reoccurs in Vietnam: epidemiologist

Swine flu has reoccured in Vietnam, as there have been more cases, affirmed a health official at a press conference on August 6.

Mr. Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, said since July 19, swine flu cases have been reported in the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh City, including the fatality of a six-year-old girl a few days ago.

Mr. Hien said it needs to strengthen supervision on epidemiology to conclude whether the country would experience a fresh swine flu epidemic.

People with diabetes and high blood pressures, pregnant women and children under six should be careful because they are vulnerable to the disease.

Epidemiologists warned people with fevers, breathing problems and high risk groups should visit nearby hospitals for check that they do not have swine flu.

By Q. Khanh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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