The Ministry of Health confirmed on October 25 the first death of the A/H1N1 influenza in Hanoi as a female was reported to die of the disease on October 21.
This is the 32 nd fatal case in the country and the 8 th pregnant woman who died of the disease.
The female, 21, in Can Kiem commune, Thach That district, was in her sixth month of pregnancy.
She was hospitalised on October 15 with symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat. On October 20, she was transferred from local hospital to the National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Disease because of respiratory distress and was treated with Tamiflu but she could not escape from her fate.