VN’s first swine flu death was in ‘high risk’ group

The father of Vietnam’s first swine flu victim, a 29-year-old woman from Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, revealed August 10 that she suffered ganglions for two years.

In a meeting with medical experts from the central province and the Ministry of Health, the father of the deceased woman told health officials she had three small ganglions in her nape. She visited doctors when the ganglions occurred and caused fever, which happened on several occasions.

From the information provided by her relative, doctors said patients with ganglions belong to a group of people considered to be at high risk of serious complications from influenza, including people with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases such as asthma, diabetes and cancer.

In related news, Mead Johnson Vietnam gave 54,000 cotton facemasks, worth nearly VND200 million, to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, on August 10.

These facemasks will be distributed to pupils in 162 pre-schools in districts Can Gio, Nha Be, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon to help prevent spreading of flu among students and the community.

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By T. Duong, N. T - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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