First infection case of bird flu A/H1N1 in HCMC reported

The Department of Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday reported the first infection case of bird flu H1N1  this year.

The 58 year old patient in Thu Duc district was being treated in the Tropical Disease Hospital. One week ago, the patient experienced high fever, cold, pain in body, diarrhea and breathing difficulty. Consequently the patient was taken to the district general hospital.

Doctors soon carried out medical tests for the patient. The tests showed that the patient was positive for the bird flu virus and the lung was damaged.

After that the patient was transferred to the Tropical Disease hospital for further treatment. The patient was recovering.

By MINH KHANG - translated by Anh Quan

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