Saturday, March 3, 2012

Suspected bird flu patient recovers, Vietnam

HCM CITY — The third person to have caught bird flu in Viet Nam is recovering, according to the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Truong Phu Son, 22, still being kept under surveillance, was hospitalised with high fever and respiratory problems on February 23 after slaughtering and eating ducks in Cu Chi District. Tests confirmed the man from Binh Duong Province had contracted the H5N1 virus.

The first two cases of bird flu reported in Viet Nam since the start of the year both resulted in death.-VNS Source