Vietnam reports 15th swine flu death

Medics take a suspect woman to hospital. As the flu spread in Vietnam, fifteen victim reported on September 29 (Photo:VNA)

A 21-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City’s Can Gio District died of swine flu on September 27, bringing the country’s death toll to 15 in less than a month.

The victim, who was seven and a half months pregnant, was taken to the district hospital on September 22 with fever and cough.

She was diagnosed with pneumonia and taken to Tu Du Hospital the next day and then to the Ho Chi Minh City Heart Hospital where she died despite being treated with Tamiflu.

So far, Vietnam has confirmed 8,853 cases of A/H1N1 flu of whom 7,188 have been discharged from hospital after treatment. The remaining people are in quarantine and being treated. All are in stable condition, according to authorities.

By Q.Khanh - Translated by Thanh Tam

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