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February 28, 2005

Another girl in Vietnam contracts bird flu

Topics: Health Issues

Health officials are reporting today that a girl in Vietnam has become the latest person to contract bird flu. Her elder brother was confirmed to have the disease last Friday, and is now in a critical state in a Hanoi hospital.

Vietnamese officials also said a 69-year old man who died last week had bird flu, the 14th fatality since the latest outbreak started in December. Officials in Thai Binh province, where the latest cases came from, are concerned how to control the disease.

I have previously written about the looming bird flu pandemic on several occasions, and have warned that the H5N1 virus responsible for avian influenza is exceptionally dangerous.

Posted by Hyscience at February 28, 2005 12:30 PM

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