Swine flu cases rises to 279

Seventeen more cases of the A/H1N1 flu were announced by the Ministry of Health July 10, taking Vietnam’s tally to 279.

Of them, 221 people have been discharged from hospitals and no deaths have yet been reported.

In related news, Dr. Ly Ngoc Kinh, head of the ministry’s Treatment Management Department, announced the test results of two patients suspected of having antiviral resistance to the H1N1 strain. The tests proved negative.

They were released from hospital on July 10 meaning Vietnam has no reported cases of resistance to Tamiflu.

The remaining 58 cases are still in isolation and receiving medical treatment. All are reported to be in stable condition and suffering no serious complications.

The Health Ministry reaffirmed that the A/H1N1 flu epidemic has not yet shown any signs of spreading to the community, however, it requested the public stay on alert, as the possibility of the disease breaking out into the community will heighten in the coming time.

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By Kh. Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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