Vietnam swine-flu death toll rises to 6

The Ministry of Health confirmed Sept. 13 the sixth A/H1N1 flu death in the country, that of a 19-year-old girl in Cho Lach District in the southern province of Ben Tre. 

Students with swine flu being examined at HCMC’s Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital. Vietnam announced its sixth death from the disease on September 13.

The girl fell ill on September 3 with symptoms like tiredness and breathing difficulty. She bought some medicines herself and took them but made no recovery. 
 
Her family admitted her to the Cu Lao Minh General Hospital on September 5.
 
Two days later she developed a fever and doctors treated her with Tamiflu.
 
On September 11 tests done by Ho Chi Minh’ s Pasteur Institute showed her to have swine flu.
 
She died on September 12.
 
Her death followed three others in HCMC and one each in the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Khanh Hoa.

On September 13 alone 220 more A/H1N1 cases were reported, 150 in the south, 35 in the north, 24 in the central region, and 11 in the Central Highlands.

The total number of A/H1N1 cases in Vietnam has gone up to 4,464, of which 3,350 people have been discharged from hospitals.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization in Vietnam announced that a total of 3,200 people have died of the disease worldwide.

By Quoc Lap – Translated by Hoang Yen

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