Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 60 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Feb-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Mar-2004
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Avian influenza A(H5N1) update: New cases in Thailand and Viet Nam

The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand has confirmed the country’s tenth case of H5N1 infection. The case is a 47-year-old woman from Lopburi Province who has fully recovered. She fell ill with fever and cough on 3 February and was diagnosed with pneumonia on 20 February. Hospital discharge followed 5 days later. She had exposure to diseased and dead chickens at her home in January.

To date, Thailand has reported 10 cases, of which 7 have been fatal.

Situation (human) in Viet Nam

Laboratory tests have confirmed an additional case of H5N1 infection in Viet Nam. The case is a 16-month-old baby girl from Dong Nai Province. She has been hospitalized since 16 February in Ho Chi Minh City and remains in stable condition.

To date, Viet Nam has reported 23 confirmed cases, of which 15 have been fatal.

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