Vietnam confirms 40th death from A/H1N1 flu

Health authorities on Nov. 10 confirmed one more death from A/H1N1 flu, bringing the total number of fatalities to 40.

The victim was a 17-year-old girl from Dong Anh district, Hanoi. She showed signs of fever, cough and pain in the chest and was sent to the district hospital on Nov. 5 and then transferred to the higher-level hospital of Thanh Nhan and later on to the national hospital for communicable and tropical diseases as her condition worsened.

At the hospital, she tested positive for the A/H1N1 flu virus and was treated with Tamiflu and antibiotics. Despite intensive treatment, the girl died on Nov. 7.

As of the end of Nov. 10, Vietnam has reported 10,791 H1N1 cases of the super-flu and has already discharged 10,549 of them.

Source: VNA

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